Sublime Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the LA Riots With a T-Shirt

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"April 26, 1992. There was a riot in the streets tell me where were you?"

Does it matter that "April 29, 1992," Bradley Nowell's take on the LA riots had the wrong date in the lyrics? Nope--it's still one of the most memorable historical documents of the riots, which took place over six days, when thousands of people in the LA area rioted following the acquittal of the police officers who beat Rodney King. I guess it's not enough that every radio station plays "April 29, 1992" repeatedly each year, because Sublime (not Sublime with Rome) is commemorating the event with a 20th anniversary shirt (pictured above).
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Maybe it's in bad taste to like it as much as we do--after all, there was widespread looting, assault, arson and murder throughout those six days, and property damages topped roughly $1 billion. According to our sister publication LA Weekly, 53 people died during the riots and thousands more were injured. Then again, it's a great design. It's available here for $20, and you get a free instant download of the alternate version of "April 29, 1992 (Miami)" when you pre-order.

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