30 November 2004
From the LTM website.
27 November 2004
What's Good conference
Arts and Creativity Festival
Hong Kong Arts Centre
8-11 January 2005
Peter Saville: 12 noon - 1pm on Sunday 9 January 2005
Thanks to OMNY for info.
25 November 2004Ben Kelly website revamp
24 November 2004
10 Vyner Street
London E2 9DG
23 November 2004Bah humbug!
The History Lesson continues with this extract from the SHAREHOLDER'S ANALYSIS END OF YEAR '80.
FACT 25 Joy Division/Closer. Here are the young men. 12" 33 rpm
FAC 26 Paris Poster by Steve Horsfall after an idea by Alan Erasmus. Battle plans, silver on black, horizontal. Gig cancelled. Only 7 made. All gone. It's called taking limited editions to logical conclusions. Cfg FAC 28.
FAC 27 £500.00. Rob's got it. Cancelled Saville revenge project for alternate FAC17 sleeve.
FAC 28 Joy Division/"Komakino", flexi disc. Now done 75,000. The "totally free at point of sale" device still working wonderfully stirring greed and disillusion in the anti-realistic heart. We give them in massive quantities to our two distributors who give them to shops with the instruction. Not for sale xx or as sales incentive. Watch commodities being created before your very eyes. 7" 45 rpm
FAC 29 The names/"Night Shift". Perfect new pop from Brussels. 7" 45 rpm. The Names already have single out in Belgium with Warner's Benelux. Oooooh. Picture sleeve apparently relates to the B side, it's people at a party having conversations. Could have fooled me.
FACT 30 Sex Pistols/"The Heyday" interview tapes by Judy Vermorel, mid ’77. Should retail around £3.00. Can be taken as capitalist surge (if you don’t know the unit cost) or cultural rehabilitation or ghetto crawling. 5,000 done for mid December release. Plus advert. Factory Records is this year having no party, sending no cards, and giving no presents. Instead we are taking an ad,,,,Happy Christmas. Cassette, pronounced cASS-ette.(M.Mac)
Thanks to Sebfact for trancription duties.
19 November 2004... an infamous night of local bands and music
The Pineapster Communion
Thursday 24 February 2005
The Attik (behind BHS, off Gallowtree Gate)
All proceeds to Charnwood Arts / The British Heart Foundation.
Thanks to Andy for info.
17 November 2004Factory at the crossroads
2-3 Alexandria, VA
4 Durham, NC
6 Atlanta, GA
7 Miami, FL
9 Orlando, FL (Two shows)
10 Austin, TX
11 Houston, TX (Two shows)
Check the House of Tomorrow for further info. The Houston shows will most likely be the band's final ones for the year.
And there's more... New York City locals take note! Stop by the Clubhouse at 9th Street and Avenue C every Monday night (*) from 9pm to 3am for a bubblegum / glam / sugar pop / lounge mix hosted by Stephin Merritt and DJ Satisfaction Pony and known to the world as The Profoundly Incredible Tentacle. *= SM is AWOL, on tour Monday, December 6.
Thanks to the House of Tomorrow newsletter for info.
16 November 2004Quirky
Wilson's hilarious commentary is augmented with bizarre interview footage of Shaun Ryder in the midst of his 21st century bloat, Wilson, and designer Peter Saville discussing his favourite Factory sleeves, plus 24 (of course) deleted scenes."
14 November 2004
13 November 2004
Tom Robinson's Evening Sequence
BBC 6 Music
Until Wednesday 17 November 2004
11 November 2004DAT's all folks!
"We find the British record industry's negative attitude to DAT release ludicrous and counter-productive," they say. "
1) The dangers of copying will only be fought off by a continuing attention to the fetishism of the artefact: the desire of the fan to possess not just a piece of music but a piece of the artist, by the purchase of the official item. Concentration on design, packaging, and the artist's role in this set of product imagery will inevitably render copying a minor irritation. Clearly, not to release on DAT will make DAT copying more - rather than less attractive, which is why we find the rest of the industry's Luddism so insupportable. The role of the artefact is clearly reflected in pre-orders for the new Durutti Column DAT of 1,000 together with CDV orders of 1,500, both figures way in excess of the number of machines that exist in the country.
2) Technology is a moveable feast. The unmatched sampling between CD and DAT, the imminent digitisation of Copycode and the development of one-copy systems will soothe all tears by the end of the year.
And 3) Quite simply, you deal with Digital Audio Tape by using Digital Audio Tape not by slicking your head in the bureaucratic sand of the BPI."
Read the full article here.
... those Factory DATs in full
Fact 200d Substance by New Order
Fact 204d The Guitar and Other Machines by The Durutti Column
Fact 220d Bummed by Happy Mondays
Fact 244d Vini Reilly by The Durutti Column
Fact 250d Substance by Joy Division
Fact 275d Technique by New Order
Factory Classical DATs were scheduled for release but there is no evidence that any were issued commercially.
10 November 2004
Artist: Section 25
Title: So Far
Catalogue number: LTMDVD 2429
DVD Region: 0 (NTSC)
Sound format: Dolby Digital 5.1
Release date: 14 February 2005
Thanks to The Crépescule and Factory Pages by Frank Brinkhuis.
09 November 2004
Tom Robinson's Evening Sequence
7.30pm - 8.30pm
BBC 6 Music
Thanks to Paul on the Durutti list and Phil Jones.
07 November 2004
Daily until 23 January 2005
Tate Modern, London
Tom Robinson's Evening Sequence
7pm - 9.30pm
BBC 6 Music
06 November 2004
05 November 2004
Title: The Best of The Durutti Column
Catalogue number: 5046753932
Release date: 11 October 2004
There are also reviews of the Magnetic Fields back catalogue which has also been reissued by "a newly flushed Domino - that's 132 songs in total - they chart his gentle ascent as a kind of F Scott Fitzgerald fronting The Field Mice concern to becoming America's equivalent to Morrissey; a witty, bookish cause célèbre."
Titles: The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees, The House of Tomorrow, Holiday, The Charm of the Highway Strip, Get Lost, 69 Love Songs
04 November 2004The Portal Project
However, Caesar and Carolyn are now getting together with Bobby from The Field Mice/Trembling Blue Stars and Michael from The Field Mice early next year to make an album as The Occasional Keepers.
It's set to come out on LTM (Europe) and, probably, Darla (USA).
Vini also appears on Tom Robinson's BBC 6Music show any day soon. More details as avaiable.
Matt recalls how they got the gig: "SO yeah this was a night me and our Pat were asked to do by Paul Cons AFTER he had heard about a night me and Pat played records at Polar's Bar (Swan Street, near the old Record Peddler, now Bar Fringe) in Ancoats, run by one of our mates: Lee Pickering (no relation to Mike). On the night we played everything from X-Ray Spex, The Ramones and Sex Pistols to George Formby, plus "Saturday afternoon who do we watch? .... IT'S U-NITED", an old Man Utd football team song from the 70s plus some old 78s records like Tommy Steele's Singing the Blues, and Winifred Atwell's 'Piano Boogie'. It was a packed night!"
Check out the new David Knopov pages in the Designers section. David did the graphic identity for Beautiful 2000 (although on a week-by-week basis Rebecca Goodwin and Murray Healy handled duties) and also designed covers for The Wendys.
Thursday 4 November
7.30pm (Q&A starts)- 3am
£5 / £4 (NUS) Entry
2-4-1’s at the bar (7.30-10pm)
03 November 2004
"Lyrics that effortlessly marry ecology, Hare Krishna and hard sex. Q."
The Mall (at the foot of the Duke of York steps)
Thursday 11 November
£16 (may possibly also have to pay day membership fee of £1.50)
Tel: 020 7930 3647
01 November 2004
As a footnote to this it is also worth noting the extremely amusing legal disclaimer that came with the CD-ROM:
"The following is a legal agreement between you and Factory Records Too and the The Boot Room. You're supposed to read this agreement carefully before using the Durutti Column 'Sex and Death' CD ROM. By using the CD ROM, you agree to be bound by this agreement. If you do not wish to be bound by this agreement, you should immediately return the CD ROM, unused, with your proof of purchase, to the place where you obtained it for a full refund and maybe a fuss about the way lawyers get everywhere.
The materials and rights of the Producer and of the Owner of the work reproduced on this CD ROM are reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance, radio, TV Broadcasting or use within any other media display and broadcasting system of this CD ROM is prohibited. You may use this CD ROM for your personal use only. We'll also let you show your friends cos' we're nice.
You may not place any of the materials on this CD ROM on an electronic bulletin board or other form of on-line service. That's the official bit but hey, get a life.
We would prefer if you do not use any of the materials on this CD ROM without prior written permission to do so. Unauthorised use of any of the materials is a violation of world-wide copyright law. The data contained herein belongs to Factory Records Too and The Boot Room, and is protected by the copyright laws of the UK, and the rest of the World, and we have great lawyers.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Factory Records Too and The Boot Room against any damages or liability of any kind arising from any use of the products contained on this CD ROM. Neither Factory Records Too nor The Boot Room, nor any of its partners, directors, officers, employees or agents (intelligent?) shall be liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental, arising out of the use of, or the inability to use, this CD ROM and the products it contains. If you or your computer crash it 'ain't me babe'."
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography