Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Music Memorabilia




For years I kept all of my badges on a bucket hat in my office. For a while nowI have been wondering what to do with them, you couldn't really see them and some  were beginning to fade or rust. I mentioned this to L who had an idea, she has a friend who is quite arty/crafty and recently started up in business, L thought that she might be able to frame the badges for me. So I took them off of the hat and collected the others that had been languishing in a drawer, there were around 200 in total when they were gathered together. I took them down and gave P the briefest of direction,  basically "can you do something with this lot, like frame them?"  I was told to leave them with her and she would think of something and let me know. A week later I got a call, did I have an old record that she could mount them on. I had a trashed copy of Fall Heads Roll and thought this would be ideal as more than a few of the badges were of the gruppe. I still had no real idea what she had come up with and didn't quiz her too much. Anyway, after another week L came home one night with a bag of unused badges and the lovely work of art in the picture above.



The record featured today doesn't have much to do with this post apart from on the one time I saw Battle live at King Tut's in 2005, on the strength of this single, I was given a badge by the girl on the merchandise stall which now resides on the bottom right hand corner of the montage hung on the back wall of the dinning room.

Battle - Demons

7 comments:

charity chic said...

A nice conversation piece for your dinner parties Drew!

drew said...

If we had such things CC. As I am such an anti-social git dinner parties are few and far between and then I tend to spend most of the night in the kitchen.

The Swede said...

Unfortunately my badge collection, going back to the punk era, was dispatched during a period of extreme financial hardship. Too many records went that way as well. What was I thinking?
This is a tremendous way to display your collection Drew.

drew said...

Swede - most of my pre millennial badges were thrown out by my mother. Stupidly most had been left when I eventually left home, not sure why I had taken the Blondie, Crass, Slf and a few others and not the lot.

Swiss Adam said...

I like that Drew, looks good. i have badges scattered all over the place. Should get them altogether really.

Brian said...

Looks great, Drew. I magnified the photo as best I could to get the details. I'm surprised how many of the badges are from somewhat newer bands (meaning the '90s and on...). When I think of badges, for some reason I'm taken to the '70s and '80s. I especially like the ones from the Wedding Present, Lucky Soul and Kid Canaveral. Wonder what's up with KC, anyway?

C said...

That's so great! I love it. I wish I'd kept all my badges... it's not like they take up that much space in the scheme of things.
'Better Badges'- that was the place!