Believe it or not, but the ubiquitous and mundane pull tab is an unlimited source for creative inspiration. Here is a selection of music for which the pull tab was like a muse to and artist. If you like it or not, is up to you, but it sure is…diverse!
“..the ubiquitous and mundane pull tab is an unlimited source for creative inspiration..
Jimmy Buffet, Margaritaville
And old time classic of Pull Tab Art is the song ‘Margaritaville’ by Jimmy Buffet (1977), a song which many USA Pull Tab archaeologists still hold close to their heart. You can hear Buffet refer to ‘pop-tops’ in minute 2.45 to 3.00, referring to the common problem people experiences with the early zip-tops on the beach.
Benno van Vught
Of a completely different genre (one might say ‘Dutch Carnaval’) is this song by Benno van Vught, ‘Ik wil het lipje van jouw blikje zijn‘ (‘I’d like to be the ring pull on your can’) from 2014.
Archaeologist Dr. Paul Graves-Brown composed and performed this Pull Tab Break for our project in 2019.