Accept is the evolution of the name Band X which was first born by the duo Udo Dirkschneider and Michael Wagener and eventually found its name home. We’re glad it did too because it would be hard to imagine our Accept t-shirts any other way. Whilst being at the forefront of the German rock and roll movement in the late 60’s the band were hardly a professional group.
As with many rock/metal bands their line up went through numerous changes and as a result of that they appeared with little consistency at venues across the country and in an age before public media that made it hard to breakthrough.
The first professional period for the band came around 1976 when the duo recruited the help of Gerhard Wahl, Frank Freidrich and Dieter Rubach and they were invited to lay at one of the first rock and roll festivals in Germany named the Rock am Rhein and following that performance a record deal was offered and that was the first step to them having their own section of Accept t-shirts right here at T Shirt Subway
The Accept Album and Beyond
Their first album had little commercial effect and then came one of the lien up changes that led to a settled line up for some times. Out went Wahl and Freidrich and in came Kaufmann and Fischer and it was soon after they released a song titled I’m a Rebel. The track was originally written for the cult rockers AC/DC but never made it to a recording or release and served as a perfect launch pad for the German rockers.
The time of Accept fans wearing their t-shirts and following the band was not here yet but better was soon to follow. Appearances on TV and then another album followed where they worked with new manager Gaby Hauke along with the release of their album Breaker and soon to be followed by their next album Restless and Wild and that sent them on a path they wouldn’t regret
The Accept Success and Why Their T-shirts Are So Popular
The next thing they were to produce as a tasty little offering to us was Balls to the Wall and suddenly their music became more of a social calling. Exploring ideas and innovation not only musically but around themes they hadn’t yet such as repression and Fight It Back referred to the social misfits in society fighting back against the need to conform.
The next year saw them reunite with Fischer and take stage on the Monsters of Rock festival and embark on a successful world tour. The next two albums Russian Roulette and Metal Heart are considered by some to be the bands best and most creative albums but that is certainly open up for debate.
It was the way they were at the forefront of German rock that makes an Accept t-shirt still so popular today. Despite line up changes and differences it was the essence of the band and what they came together for that mattered to the fans and it is why they are still so popular today.
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