Archive for the ‘Small objects of desire’ Category

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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Bauhaus – ‘4AD’ UK Mini-Album (4AD, BAD 312, 1983)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Having worked away steadily and with increasing pressure since 1979, Bauhaus finally arrived into the upper ends of the UK charts with the double impact of the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ single (top 20) and ‘The Sky’s Gone Out’ album (top 5) in late 1982. The early months of 1983 would see two more singles and further success, a major tour and then the belated release of ‘Burning From The Inside’ following the band’s implosion in the summer of 1983 and split. It all seemed premature and left a void, such that the pent up demand for their work would see numerous digs into the archive over the next couple of years and beyond – undead, the maschine rolled on, starting with this ‘4AD’ mini-album in September of 1983…

Bauhaus - '4AD' UK Mini-Album front cover design

^ Bauhaus – ‘4AD’ UK Mini-Album front cover design

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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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Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ (RCA RPS-39 (PB-5307), 1981)

Monday, June 21st, 2021

The single that finally brought Landscape some attention, ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ with a quick focus on this Japanese 7” edition. In the UK, the single was issued on 7” (backed with ‘New Religion’) and 12” (which was a quite different extended remix of the A side, with ‘Japan’ on the B side. Neither of these came in a picture sleeve – not that unusual for RCA releases in the UK. Foreign climes, by contrast, came with a variety of different designs – some going with scaled down versions of the ‘From The Tearooms Of Mars…’ LP sleeve, others going with various band photos and even more abstract (the Portuguese issue springs to mind in this respect…)

Landscape 'Einstein a Go-Go' Japanese 7" front cover design

^ Landscape ‘Einstein a Go-Go’ Japanese 7″ front cover design

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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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