Punk-Funk Rockers with a reputation for raw [as in basically-in-the-buff] live performances, Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the Fillmore on April 7, 1989 sans original guitarist, recent heroin casualty Hillel Slovak. Support act Thelonious Monster , the L.A. "drunk-rock" group with all-star talent and a penchant for the unpredictable, was at the time enjoying informal studio help from Flea [Chili Peppers original member Michael Balzary]. The artwork of Spanish-born and Texas-influenced Frank Kozik backlights a hot red chili with electric yellow flashes, calling to mind the contemporaneous art of Keith Haring.
The Vault's retro and vintage pin collection ranges from round, metal, campaign-style mementos of specific concerts, events and political statements to square tokens of promotional album imagery. Many bear the likeness of a performer, album cover or the salient graphic from a poster that advertised an event. Vintage pins from as early as 1966 tout the coolest shows and hottest rockers, while our retro designs bring the greatest icons of image and sound to the lapel and knapsack.