Archive for the ‘Memorabilia’ Category

Wire – ‘Third Day’ CD EP (Pink Flag, PF1, 2000)

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

This small object of desire was initially available for sale from the merch stall upon the occasion of Wire’s second ‘reactivation’ (their third coming, I suppose) – a concert at the Royal Festival Hall [RFH], London on 26th February 2000. By that time, despite their absence after having reverted to the three-piece format of WIR and it having come to an end in the first few years of the ’90s, the band’s critical stock had risen, no doubt thanks to obvious Britpop admirers such as Elastica, Blur, et al, through the mid to latter half of that decade, but also along with the good work that Wire Mail Order [WMO] had been doing in curating the recorded legacy meantime. The vibe meant that selling out a venue as large as the Royal Festival Hall was possible in order to welcome back Wire on returning, once again. (Such a venue and audience was not necessarily a good thing, in my experience, but more of that later…)

Wire - ‘Third Day’ CD EP front cover design

^ Wire – ‘Third Day’ CD EP front cover design

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Button Badge Goodness: Gary Numan (Part 2)

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Well, I never – having boasted in the first post of this series that there were so many of these little lapel-affixed fellows in the collection it may run to quite a few posts, it’s been six years since then! Better late than never, I suppose, here is a further trawl through the haul…

Gary Numan - red/white striped button badge

^ Gary Numan – red/white striped button badge

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Button badge goodness – David Bowie selection 2

Monday, June 28th, 2021

A further selection of Bowie button badge goodness for your delight… winding the clock slightly further on to take in the ‘Scary Monsters…’ period, ethic is where my own Bowie fandom really came into its own.

David Bowie button badge selection 2

^ David Bowie button badge selection 2

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Button badge goodness – David Bowie selection 1

Monday, June 14th, 2021

A small selection of Bowie buttons of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, for the lapel of any Thin White Duke-loving, memorabilia sporting fan of the man…

David Bowie - button badge selection 1

^ David Bowie – button badge selection 1

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Button badge goodness – Post-Punk Selection 1 (Joy Division, Gang of Four, Wire)

Friday, May 7th, 2021

A small but historical selections of period badges, of a Post-Punk flavour this time round. None of your recent eBay purchases here, I can vouch that all of these designs pictured date back to 1981/82, which is when I picked them up and swiftly fastened them to lapel or pocket flap to sport around town. They would have almost certainly been from 1-UP records in Aberdeen, when they were still to be found on Rosemount Viaduct.

Post-Punk badge selection 1

^ Post-Punk badge selection 1

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