Since British proto-punk took the buttoned-up album cover spotlight yesterday, it’s probably fair to shout-out to it’s British twin, New Wave music, exemplified here by power pop idol, Joe Jackson.
Right outta the Busy Beaver Button Museum is this rare, double ten-inch by Jackson called Look Sharp! which includes a one-inch pin-back in a circular die cut area of the record cover.
The release includes the hit, “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”
Buttons were a big force in eighties music, including collectible badges for Blondie, Elvis Costello, and this guy: