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Virgil Flowers’ t-shirts: A lesson in indie music

Recently, I wrote this post on John Sandford’s Stolen Prey (excellent, by the way, also includes an amazing veggie burger recipe). In the comments, there is a discussion about Virgil Flowers. He’s a minor recurring character in the Prey series who now has a series of his own. Virgil is known for quite a few things including fishing, a colorful nickname, his divorce rate, and his choice of indie rock t-shirts. On John Sandford’s website, he lists Lucas’s Best Songs of the Rock Era, but none of Virgil Flowers’ apparel.  I wanted a list of those t-shirts (as evidenced by this post), but I hadn’t quite mustered up the ambition to reread and note said t-shirts. A few others have had the same thought as me. However, one commenter actually thought to email the author (brilliant, right?). Thirty minutes later, we had a list. So thank you Bob for thinking to ask and thank you John Sandford (or his son Ros or web admin) for replying.

“What Virgil Flowers Wore: An unofficial guide”:

“Dark of the Moon”
Sheryl Crow (carp)
Modest Mouse
Flaming Lips
Decemberists
Arcade Fire
AC/DC
Franz Ferdinand

“Heat Lightning”
Bif Naked
WWTDD
Hole
KMFDM (Money)
Pogues
Interpol
Death Cab for Cutie

“Rough Country”
Sebadoh
Nine Inch Nails
Breeders
Rolling Stones (Paris, 1975, tongue)
Gourds
Blood Red Shoes
Appleseed Cast

“Bad Blood”
Virgins

“Shock Wave”
Freelance Whales
My Chemical Romance
Slobberbone

“Mad River”
Wolfmother

As mentioned in the Prey series:

“Stolen Prey”
Radiohead

Covers: Goodreads

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