Archive for the ‘Memorabilia’ Category

Button badge goodness: More Siouxsie and the Banshees

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Once again, 8 years on from the last such helping, further new wave button badge goodness to tide over the festive season… this time around, in true ghosts of Christmas past fashion, some more vintage goodies from Siouxsie and the Banshees’ imperial period of 1981-82. And as before, these are from back in the day, not later reprints.

Siouxsie and the Banshees 'A Kiss In The Dreamhouse' era badge

^ Siouxsie and the Banshees ‘A Kiss In The Dreamhouse’ era badge


Button badge goodness: Cocteau Twins

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

These badges all date from 10 December 1984, which – no coincidence – is when I saw Cocteau Twins play live at Edinburgh Playhouse. These were all on sale at the merchandise stall, along with a T-shirt design I bought but has long ago passed on to T-shirt heaven, through wear and tear.

Cocteau Twins 1984 badge set 1

^ Cocteau Twins 1984 badge set 1

There were two separate sets of 1″ button badges available, along with a more expensive enamel/metal badge, which was particularly beautiful.

Cocteau Twins 1984 enamel/metal badge

^ Cocteau Twins 1984 enamel/metal badge

I used to have the accompanying paper merchandise stall flyer that documented all the available merch along with prices, but it seems to have disappeared over the years. If I come across it again I’ll scan it and post it here for reference. (more…)

Button Badge Goodness: Gary Numan (Part 1)

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Fair warning, there could be several posts in this series, as being a fan of all things Gary Numan since 1979, I have a LOT of these little things. So, here are just a few to get started with, but a nice little selection of vintage cold wave, icy synthesizer cool lapel adornment they are too, I’m sure you’ll agree…

Gary Numan metal lapel badge with 1979 'Touring Principle' era live shot

^ Gary Numan metal lap badge with 1979 ‘Touring Principle’ era live shot


Button badge goodness: Cabaret Voltaire

Monday, May 25th, 2015

A little helping of button badge goodness in the shape of ‘Red Mecca’ era Cabaret Voltaire, a particularly fine vintage. Well, at least two of them are of that era – the pale blue one dates from a bit later, 1982 or 1983, can’t quite recall exactly when it was I bought it, but it would have been one of those years.

Cabaret Voltaire badge, 'Red Mecca' era logo

^ Cabaret Voltaire badge, ‘Red Mecca’ era logo


Button badge goodness: Xmal Deutschland

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Another helping of vintage button badge goodness to bring a dash of post-punk style to any jacket/bag badge mount of choice – this time around courtesy of blog semi-regulars, Xmal Deutschland. Spanning various eras, 4AD and beyond, these were all bought back in the day – I managed to see Xmal play live a couple of times, in support of the Stranglers and headlining when promoting the ‘Viva’ tour, and damn fine they were too.

Xmal Deutschland badge design - grey/red 'Matador' era

^ Xmal Deutschland badge design – grey/red \’Matador\’ era