This Day in Music History (Sort Of) – Mustache! on blue jeans

It was this day in 1873 that San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno tailor Jacob Davis were given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans. To mark the occasion we asked our buddies Travis Falcontamer and Jesse Grizzlebottom from the group Mustache! to wax poetic on the blue jean and it’s influence on rock and roll and society as we know it.

Travis Falcontamer: “Sum argue that the cotton gin is the most important American invention. WRONG! Its the Tennessee Tuxedo. No invention has made more dudes wangs look awesome and more chix butts shapely. The human race exists for two reasons; because people look so awesome in jeans they gotta just jam-down all the time and two, Bob Seger, whose music has a similar effect on humans. Little known fact: in 1872, there was a serious population slump due to not enough humping, thus blue jeans- then, again, a slump in 1968, creating the need for Bob Seger’s first album “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”. To quote Jurassic Park, “life finds a way”.”

Jesse Grizzlebottom:
“Jesse’s Things You Might Not Know About Blue Jeans”

1. The French are not allowed to wear them

2. The term Wrangler originated from some dude trying to round up his drunk buddies for another round of drinks

3. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were wearing Blue Jeans when they stomped on the moon’s face

4. Hippies were forced to start wearing hemp after John Mellencamp revoked their denim wearing privileges.

Becky LeBeau (Travis’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd wife): “Yeah what they said.”

In the spirit of today’s post, here’s one of Travis & Jesse’s home movies where they’re cooking out with their pal named….Levi.

Mustache! are an AMERICAN rock & roll band from Duluth, MN.  You can check out our three part video interview that Matt Armstrong of Murder by Death did with them for us last year right here.

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