Can hardly believe it has taken this long to get round to posting the first in a series of button badge goodness from one of my all time favourite acts, Bauhaus…
This first badge in the selection features an archive photo from a theatre production produced by Oskar Schlemmer, from the original Bauhaus period – I first came across it with its use on the cover of the book ‘Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present’, by Roselee Goldberg, from 1979 – the band plundered a detail of this photo for press adverts for the ‘Spirit’ single in 1982 but which wasn’t used on the final (rather disappointing, if I may say) sleeve design. Continue reading “Button Badge Goodness: Bauhaus (Part 1)”
A second instalment of a small but historical set of period badges, of a Post-Punk flavour, following on from the initial post in this series. Once again, I can vouch that all of these designs pictured date back to 1981/82, which is when I picked them up and would have almost certainly been from 1-UP records in Aberdeen, when they were still to be found on Rosemount Viaduct, or the Other Record Shop, when it was located on Union Street (and is infamous in history as being the location that witnessed the walk-out by John McKay and Kenny Morris from the 1979 ‘Join Hands’ Siouxsie and the Banshees’ tour.
Time for the third and final part of this short series focussing on my badge collection for The Cure got back in the day… this time almost all from the 1985 UK tour (which I didn’t actually see and have my good friend Lieutenant 030 and frequent contributor to thank for buying them for me. The final one is the official ‘Cure Club’ badge from 1984 when I joined – it was a relatively short lived Cure official fan club of the time.
Of note, the 1985 badge set pack only contains the three button badges, it does NOT include the metal enamel badge – that was available separately, I just slotted it into the pack to keep them all together nicely.
One of a short series on button badges from back in the day dedicated to The Cure that I was more than happy to make space for on jacket lapels and the like to show off that eager teenage fandom!
In part 1, some early badges of various nature, including the three badges sold on the tour to promote the ‘Pornography’ album, ‘Fourteen Explicit Moments’. (Its a wonder that there has never been a bootleg release of that name from the tour given that’s what the band themselves named it…) Continue reading “Button Badge Goodness: The Cure (Part 1)”