Vintage Chain Of Strength "What Holds Us Apart" T-Shirt
Chain Of Strength was a hardcore band from the Inland Empire in California. They formed in 1988 and released two 7"s before breaking up, 1988's True Till Deathreleased on Revelation Records and 1990's What Holds Us Apart on Foundation Records. Chain played a style of hardcore that was influenced by early Dischord bands but they did so with a Southern California aesthetic: bleached hair and beach bods and Bold shirts. Chain had some controversy throughout their career for their straight edge, or lack thereof. Regardless if "True Till Death" is about straight edge or just about hardcore, they wrote some songs and made some shirts that would go on to be classics. This Chain Of Strength shirt, nicely worn with a few marks and spots from prolonged storage, is a reprint of their first shirt, which was sold at their first show with Hard Stance, Bold, Underdog, and Soul Side. No tag so please refer to measurements for sizing.