Numero Group: By The Numbers

Buttons: Track lists and cover art revealed
May 1, 2012, 8:08 am
Filed under: Buttons, Newsworthy

For those wondering where we’re headed after Eccentric Soul: A Red Black Green Production and Codeine: When I See The Sun, your wait is over.

At the launch of the Numero label near-on a decade ago, we already had a massive hard-on for power pop, glam, and regional bar rock. This arousal led to the double disc Yellow Pills: Prefill compilation, which was intended as the first entry in a series that, we regret to report, got stalled out in committee. Seven years after its release, YP became the first Numero effort to be put to sleep. Emails began trickling in about the missing catalog number: Would YP ever be issued on vinyl? Would there ever be a second volume? Was The Toms track “Sun” actually recorded in the ’80s? Hoping to satiate the masses, the Numero brain trust has conceived Buttons as our brand-spanking-new power pop umbrella, and is pleased to announce the first two titles in the series:

July 17th 2012

044 Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago CD/2LP

An homage to the prairie state Numero calls home, From Champaign To Chicago is a 19-track survey of Illinois’ Cheapest Tricks. Reaching back to 1973 and Peoria outliers the Jets and ending in 1987 with Romeoville’s Julian Leal and his Dick Clark approved “Get Away,” From Champaign to Chicago connects, via map, pins, and string, the various scenes that pockmarked the face of the Land of Lincoln.

Prettyboys – I Wanna Make You! (Chicago)
Julian Leal – Get Away (Romeoville)
All-Night Newsboys – She’s Gone Hollywood (Chicago)
Names – It’s A Miracle (Rockford)
Kevin Lee & Heartbeat – Tonight (Chicago)
Band Jocks – At Practice (Chicago)
Vertebrats – Diamonds In The Rough (Champaign)
Nines – Holiday (Champaign)
Jerks – So Lifelike (LaSalle)
Northshore – School Yard (Chicago)
Paul – I Have Always Loved You (Oak Park)
Tom Orsi – Where Are You Now (Desplaines)
Kind – Total Insanity (Chicago)
Eyz – Midnight Girls (Desplaines)
Shoes – In My Arms Again (Zion)
Loose Lips – Kyle (Chicago)
Lay-Z – More And More (Joliet)
Jets – Be For Me (Pekin)
Contraband – See You Tonight (Champaign)

004 Buttons: Starter Kit 2LP

Our entry-level power pop compilation features 20 songs from the original 004, plus two bonus cuts, new liners, tons of sleeve scans, photos, and ephemera, all housed in a spot varnished, brick-thick gatefold sleeve.


Luxury – Green Hearts
Tweeds – I Need That Record
Colors – Rave It Up
Kids – Hey Little Girl
Trend – (I Feel Like A) Dictionary


Toms – (I Wanna Be A) Teen Again
Tommy Rock – Dream Rocker
Randy Winburn – Somebody Else’s Girl
Luxury – One In A Million
Tweeds – She’s The Girl (Who Said No)
Randy Winburn – Sunshine U.S.A


Bats – Not Easy For Me
Sponsors – In And Out Of Love
Treble Boys – Julie-Anne
Colors – All I Want
Toms – Domestic/Imported


Trend – She’s Hi-Fi
Kids – There Goes My Heart Again
Bats – Not My Girl Anymore
Treble Boys – One Kiss
Sponsors – Love I Can’t Wait
Tommy Rock – High School

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will this be part of the subscription ?

Comment by trevor gage

[…] Mr. Williams helmed, we want to share it with our subscribers. [CD subscribers will get it with 044 Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago in early July. Sorry to tantalize you early.] Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Leave […]

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…i really need to start taking my time to read all this and not freak out …..carry on

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