5. Metallica

Album: The Shortest Straw (1988)
Artist: Pushead

This is another classic Metallica shirt designed by the legendary Pushead. I already told the story of Cliff Burton drawing the shortest straw and ending up dead under a bus in 1986 and that definitely adds some more creepiness to this artwork. The shirt is based on the Metallica song by the same name, although the song itself doesn’t seem to be about the death of their late bassist a few years earlier? If anyone can shed some light in the subject, please add it to the comments section. Although this looks very similar to the Damage Inc. shirt of 1986, this shirt was released two years later.