31 July 2007Horse's Big Arm
They have a single - Flashbacks, a video, an album on the way and a tour with Ian Brown to promote it.
The album - Radiator - was produced by ex-ACR studio engineer John Pennington and is slated for release on 24th September.
See the vid, get the single, read an interview, sample the album, get ringtones, tour dates - the lot - on the Matchbox Recordings site.
Be warned. Big Arm. It's large.
30 July 2007Putting the Inde in Indesit
This'll be the same New Order who turned down $40,000 from Heinz in the early nineties for the use of their world cup theme tune 'Eating For England (En-ger-land!)' in a ketchup ad!
Presumably 'Blue Monday' (Mars and Sunkist) and 'Hey Now' (Indesit washing machines) will be more lucrative now than 'World In Motion' would have been fifteen years ago?
No wonder they're now arguing over who-left-whom and, therefore, who-owns-what!?!
Suggestions for future Indesit soundtracks include 'Round & Round', 'Vanish (ing Point)' and '(Whites) Ruined in a Day'.
29 July 2007Record Peddlar Redux
The shop amassed a formidable archive of material on the (relatively) new VHS format which was regularly shown during opening hours.
On researching for an - as yet unwritten - Scream City piece I spent some time on a certain website seeing if any of my own personal RP favourite vid selections were available.
As a summer holiday/rainy day treat, cerysmaticFactory presents the Record Peddlar Redux top twenty video show. Enjoy!
ACR - And Then Again (Celebration)
The Birthday Party - Junkyard (German TV)
Bowie & Bolan - Granada TV
Can - Paperhouse (German TV)
The Cramps - Garbageman (Video)
DAF - Der Mussolini (Live)
The Damned - Curtain Call (Live)
Duran Duran - The Chauffer (Video)
The Fall - Totally Wired (Live In America Therein)
Fun Boy 3 - Our Lips Are Sealed (The Tube?)
Japan - Swing (OGWT)
Joy Division - Transmission/She's Lost Control (Something Else)
Magazine - Motorcade (So It Goes)
PIL - Poptones (OGWT)
The Residents - The Act Of Being Polite (Video)
Section 25 - New Horizon (Video)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Metal Postcard (OGWT)
Talking Heads - Crosseyed & Painless (Italian TV)
Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Sesame Street)
Frank Zappa - Montana (US TV)
Dedicated to Dave Booth
28 July 2007The ego, I think, seems to belong to the guys
This is touched on by House doctor, receptionist, cloakroom attendant and butty maker for the Hacienda all-star humping crew - Hillegonda Rietveld - in an interview for the BBC last week during the pre-opening press conference for the Hacienda Urbis exhibition.
27 July 2007Money vs History
25 July 2007Bizarre Love Triangle
Due to recent questions that have arisen over the future of New Order at both the Cannes Film Festival and the Mojo Awards, Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris have today decided to issue a press statement.Bernard and Stephen - After 30 years in a band together we are very disappointed that Hooky has decided to go to the press and announce unilaterally that New Order have split up. We would have hoped that he could have approached us personally first. He does not speak for all the band, therefore we can only assume he no longer wants to be a part of New Order.
Whatever happens musically or otherwise, New Order have NOT split up, they continue to exist.
New Order will be making no further comment about this matter.
24 July 2007Control UK Premiere
Hosted by "Hannett's friend and former Durutti Column singer" (and regular cerysmaticFactory contributor) Colin Sharp and featuring Martin Moscrop, MickMiddles and CP Lee, the event marks the launch of Colin's book "Who KilledMartin Hannett?".
Colin describes his book as "a faux-detective thing, a little bit tongue in cheek" in today's Metro freesheet (Five QuestionsFor...Colin Sharp).
The discussion will be held in the foyer of Urbis, after which singer-turned-author-turns-dj and spins some Hannett classics in the Urbis Social bar.
The great man's 'Fernando' at full blast please!
Ticket details on the Urbis website.
The new 7" single, which is launched at the Summer Sundae Weekender 2007, will be followed by a 4-track downloadable E.P., featuring two further brand new tracks, all produced by Gaz Birtles (The Beautiful South, The Swinging Laurels) and Kevin Hewick.
Something to Do On The Bus / That Side of Me (7" single) - pink009
That Side Of You (4-track digital download) - pink009D
More details at http://www.kevinhewick.co.uk
23 July 2007FAC51-Y3
Of the 250 limited edition £345.00 trainers, 16 were snapped up at the new Aspecto store in the Manchester Triangle on 21 July - with several punters, apparently, queuing overnight for the privilege. Aspecto are expecting a further 16 pairs to be on sale on the 28th.
"These shoes are a realisation of a memory shared by many of their passage through a place in a moment in time" - Peter Saville.
"For more information you'd better get yourself down there sharpish" - Aspecto Website.
22 July 2007Deeply Vale Festivals - The DVD
It will be available priced 17.99 GBP from:
Ozit Morpheus Records
PO Box 116
Cheshire CW9 5UG
Telephone orders (Switch, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa accepted) on 01565 734066 or 01565 734577
Email orders to email@example.com
Full running order
Part One: Deeper Deeply Vale
Music, performances and rare video from:
Mick Middles' memories Part One
Misty In Roots - Six One Penny
Here and Now - What You see is What You are
Spizz Energi - Medley
Wilful Damage - Punk Space Rock
The Fall - intro by Marc Riley / Bingo Masters Break Out inc video comments from Mark E Smith
Tractor - Watching White Stars
Guitar George Borowski - This is not love
Ruts - Jah Wars
Nik Turner - Anubis plus Interview
Pete Farrow - Fixin to Die
Trevor Hyett - You just can't make it by yourself
Tony Crabtree - God Damn It We're All Gonna Die
Body - Brave New World
Danny and The Dressmakers - Ernie Bishop's Dead Body
Mick Middles' memories - Part Two
Steve Hillage - Searching for the Spark
David Bacha and DJ Foggy - Beautiful Friday Night
Accident on the East Lancs - We Want it Legalised
Fast Cars - Who loves Jimmy Anderton
The Trend - The Cookie Flow
Unknown artist 1
Dave Smith's on stage speech
Unknown artist 2
Unknown artist 3
Foreign Press - Downpour
Rivington Spyke - Poetry
Unknown artist 4
Elti Fits - Rebel Rebel
[wherever possible, audio soundtracks and film and stills from the actual festival have been used for each artist]
Part Two: Truly Madly Deeply Vale: 49 min documentary
Including original footage and interviews with:
Jimi Goodwin - Doves
Mark E Smith
Chris Hewitt - one of the festival organisers
Vini Reilly - The Durutti Column
Andy McCluskey - OMD
Jim Milne - Tractor
Steve Clayton - Tractor
Graham Massey - 808 State
Alan Hempsall - Crispy Ambulance
Luke Bainbridge - Observer Music Monthly
Stuart and Steve Murray - Fast Cars
Part Three: Interview extras
Steve Cowen - Mock Turtles
Mark E Smith - around twenty minutes of classic Mark E Smith talking about Deeply Vale and The Fall
Jimi Goodwin - Doves
Vini Reilly - The Durutti Column
Andy McCluskey - OMD
Luke Bainbridge - Observer Music Monthly
Graham Massey (Biting Tongues, 808 State)
19 July 2007FAC 491 Urbis launch party people
Rather appropriately as we waited outside some wag commented "it's just like the Hacienda itself - a large queue for no apparent reason".
Once inside and bolstered by a free drink courtesy of Stolichnaya (unfortunately it wasn't a typo on the invitation and it was only "a free drink" and not "free drinks") an energetic Peter Hook was DJing in the main space.
Gradually people filtered upstairs to the freshly-completed exhibition space itself. Spread out over several rooms and grouped both chronologically and thematically, it contained just about everything and anything from the history of the Hacienda.
Original artefacts began with the original '51' doors, Kevin Cummins's portrait of Tony Wilson, Hacienda 1 by Peter Saville and as such it evoked strong memories of stepping into the club itself.
A rather splendid Hacienda family tree by Elliott Eastwick charted the links between all the people who were ever linked to the club.
Films and videos of live performances, TV documentaries (including FAC 104) and original scratch videos by Claude Bessy and Swivel were available for your own viewing pleasure.
A whole section was devoted to the Visual Brand Signifiers of the Hacienda through the years. From original conceptual sketches for birthday posters to a brand new pair of FAC 51-Y3 trainers (via a bottle on Vin D'Usine) this was a particular highlight.
Downstairs the crowd spilled out to the popular smoking and drinking area to the sounds of Sasha and finally Graeme Park (who was introduced by Oliver Wilson who had just auctioned a pair of FAC 51-Y3s to a lucky lady for a cool grand).
[By the way, if you want to get your hands on a pair at the slightly-more-reasonable price of 345 quid then get yourself to the new flagship Y3 store in the Triangle, Manchester, on either Monday 23 or Monday 30 July. These are the only two days that the limited edition trainer is being sold.]
Proceedings came to end at a respectable midnight but continued into the wee small hours at One Central Street.
A non-exhaustive list of those in attendance: Ian Brown (sporting a pair of FAC51-Y3s), Pat Carroll, Pete Carroll, Andy Connell, Paul Cons, Terry Hall, Peter Hook, Karen Jackson, Trevor Johnson, Ben Kelly, Ang Matthews, Bruce Mitchell, moist, Damian Morgan, Martin Moscrop, Liz Page, Graeme Park, Suddi Raval, Lindsay Reade, Gonnie Rietveld, Matthew Robertson, Andy Robinson, Rowetta, Shaun Ryder (sporting a Y3 bomber jacket), Sasha, Peter Saville, Tim Sinclair, Ian Tilton, Oliver Wilson, Andrea Zapp.
Special Cerysmatic shout-outs to Andy Brydon, David Sultan, Iain Smedley (hope you caught your flight), Alex the Red and his mates, Rebecca, Damian Morgan, Suddi (I wanna see those pix!), the King's Arms, the Marble Arch and Tampopo, for pre-match entertainment, moist for beer, Jan Hargreaves, Liz Page & Andy Connell, Pete + Pat + Karen + Sam, Leroy Richardson and all at One Central Street for post-match entertainment, Colin (wish you coulda gone), Tim 'the greatest lover and photographer in the world' Sinclair & mates and Matt Robertson.
Labels: artefacts, Ben_Kelly, FAC51_The_Hacienda, Factory_Records, Kevin_Cummins, Leroy_Richardson, Martin_Moscrop, Matthew_Robertson, Oliver_Wilson, Pat_Carroll, Peter_Hook, Peter_Saville, poster, Section_25, Tony_Wilson
18 July 2007Confusion - the book launch
4.00 GBP entry on the door. Numbers strictly limited. Pre-booking advised.
Live music from TRANSMISSION (Warsaw set/Joy Division set) punk, post punk and dance DJ sets. Book readings by author David Nolan plus books for sale at cheaper than the shops prices! Get your copy signed.
If you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and how many peoplke you want in – and you arrive before 20:30 – you'll get an confirmatory email and be guaranteed entry.
After 20:30 it's first come first served.
20:00 - Doors
20:30 - DJ (Curfew for 'guest list'. If you've registered your name you will get in if you are there before 8.30pm.)
21:30 - 1st reading plus short 'Warsaw' set
22:00 - DJ
23:00 - 2nd short reading plus 'Joy Division' set
Followed by DJ
Close – LATE
14 July 2007Haçienda 25: The Exhibition - FAC 491
Wednesday 18 July 2007
7pm til late
Urbis Cathedral Gardens Manchester
The evening includes a spectacular line up of entertainment including DJs Sasha, Peter Hook and Graeme Park.
13 July 2007CONFUSION: JOY DIVISION, ELECTRONIC AND NEW ORDER VERSUS THE WORLD
CONFUSION: JOY DIVISION, ELECTRONIC AND NEW ORDER VERSUS THE WORLD
By David Nolan
Bernard Sumner has read the manuscript of David Nolan's new book 'Confusion' and decided to contribute to the biography.
He's added his thoughts and observations to David's text, put many previously private matters into context and had a right to reply on some of the more controversial aspects of the book.
David Nolan says: "Bernard Sumner has read this book; it was vital that he be allowed to respond to some of the issues raised, particularly the very personal ones.
"To his credit, Bernard took a great deal of time and care offering his thoughts on the manuscript. As a result, where I had initially made a mistake, I have corrected it. Where his version differed to someone else's, I've included both. Where Bernard offers insight into something I could only have guessed at, I have added it verbatim.
"Unofficial biographies often have the sense that the author has the freedom to write whatever he or she wants, but is hampered by a lack of insider knowledge. Official ones have the story straight from the horse's mouth, but sometimes with the suspicion that deals have been struck and harsher words censored. This is an odd mix of both and is all the better for it.
Good luck for the future Bernard. Your past has been a fascinating puzzle to piece together."
PUBLISHED BY INDEPENDENT MUSIC PRESS ON 30 AUGUST 2007
ISBN:0-9552822-6-8 and 978-0-9552822-6-3 234mm x 156mm Paperback 240 pages
50 rare and unpublished photographs including 1 x 8 pp glossy b/w plates + 32 integrated pics 12.99 GBP
12 July 2007Silky 9th Birthday/Salford Star Benefit feat. Peter Hook 14 July 2007
This year the dance music organisation Silky celebrates its' 9th birthday.
Silky Productions was born at The Beach nightclub in Cairns, Tropical North Australia at a tribute party for the much loved UK dj Tony de Vit (who was often known as "The Godfather Of Hard House") when he passed away in July 1998.
Once again, Silky celebrate the life and work of a legend, and 9 years of global friendship and partying with an event on Saturday 14th July 2007 at The Riverscape Club (located at The Crescent, by Salford University near Manchester).
A world class Dj lineup includes Peter Hook (of Hacienda & New Order fame), Ric P & Rennie (doing a TdV Classics set), Silky sisters Sinead & Millie, and original Silky Dj's Shaun de Bauch & Jamie.
Entry is £5, pay on the door, and all profits are being donated equally to charities chosen
by Ray de Vit (edwardstrust.co.uk) and Peter Hook (salfordstar.com).
The fun kicks off at 7pm, so get in early...
RAFFLE PRIZES - TICKETS £1 AVAILABLE AT THE PARTY FROM 7pm, DRAW @ MIDNIGHT
- Peter Hook "bag of goodies"
- framed Tony de Vit picture signed by Ray de Vit
- framed party flyer signed by the Dj's
- 2 x Silky baseball cap
- 2 x Silky "Peoples Republic of Dancechester" T-shirts
- Global Underground DVD
- Ninja Tune DVD
- Salford Star t-shirts !!!
11 July 2007Outstanding contribution
There are also new interviews with Shaun Ryder and Johnny Marr. Oh, and a screen capture of Bernard Sumner dancing to Fine Time on Top of the Pops.
Finally, no Eighties nostalgia trip would be complete without some button badges. There are five, including one of Ian Curtis.
10 July 2007Wim Crouwel interview on the CR Blog
09 July 2007Happy Mondays live at The Ritz, Manchester
08 July 2007The Crawling Chaos
05 July 2007Les Paul FAC 473 by Peter Saville
03 July 2007A Factory Night (once again)
The tour will go under the banner of 'A Factory Night (once again)' and will take place in selected continental European cities in December 2007.
venue tbc, Cologne, Germany - Friday 14 December
Plan K, Brussels, Belgium, - Saturday 15 December
Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Sunday 16 December
Live: Section 25, The Names, Crispy Ambulance, Kevin Hewick (final line-up to be confirmed)
DJ sets: Martin Moscrop + local DJ's
Exhibitions: Philippe Carly (www.newwavephotos.com), Katja Ruge (www.myspace.com/fotoreportage23
01 July 2007Come to Manchester
Closer to home, Miranda Sawyer for today's Observer puts forward the case for Manchester being the beating cultural heart of Britain.
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