30 August 2007Tony Wilson: A T-Shirt
A 'generous' GBP 3.00 of the GBP 16.99 selling price will be donated to Cancer Research UK.
28 August 2007Tony Wilson: A Tribute
Written & Produced by Ged Clarke and narrated by Lucy Meacock, the program was based in part on the earlier Granada 24HPP documentary and the recent Granada tribute interviews, but with additional material from Richard Madeley and Judy Sullivan ("It seems like some sort of celestial mistake has been made"), Paul Ryder ("His boots are, like, size 40 million...who's gonna fill 'em?"), Oliver Wilson ("He was just never going to stop") and Bob Greaves ("He was The One. With a capital T and a big capital O").
The title music was, of course, 'Anthony' by Durutti Column.
The program has not been made available online, thus far. [Update: programme now available via itvlocal.com/granada]
27 August 2007Essential FAC/Hacienda Selection
The first part was Pete Tong's essential Factory Records mix which featured Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, New Order and Electronic.
In the second part of the show, Mike Pickering span some Haçienda Classics including cuts by Marshall Jefferson, Inner City, T-Coy and A Guy Called Gerald.
You can Listen Again on via the Radio 1 website or (possibly only for a limited time) you can download the complete show as an mp3.
The full tracklisting was:
Hour 1: Pete Tong - Factory Records
Joy Division 'Transmission'
Joy Division 'She's Lost Control'
A Certain Ratio 'Shack Up'
A Certain Ratio 'Knife Slits Water'
Joy Division 'Atmosphere'
The Durutti Column 'Otis'
New Order 'Confusion'
New Order 'True Dub'
New Order 'True Faith (Morel's Pink Noise Club Mix)'
Happy Mondays 'Step On (Accapella)'
Happy Mondays 'Hallelujah (Oakenfold Remix)'
New Order 'Fine Time (Steve Silk Hurley Remix)'
New Order 'Blue Monday (Original)'
New Order '5-8-6'
Electronic 'Getting Away With It (Nude Mix)'
Electronic 'Getting Away With It (Original Mix)'
Hour 2: Mike Pickering Haçienda
Marshall Jefferson 'Move Your Body' (Trax)
Hashim 'Al Naafiysh' (BCM)
Orange Lemon 'Dreams Of Santa Anna' (Champion)
Adonis 'No Way Back' (London)
T-Coy 'Carino' (Deconstruction)
Jomanda 'Make My Body Rock' (BCM)
Kenny Jammin Jason 'Can U Dance (Bonus Jack)' (Champion)
Rhythm Is Rhythm 'Nude Photo' (Transmat)
808 State 'Pacific State' (ZTT)
Marshall Jefferson 'Open Our Eyes' (FFRR)
Inner City 'Good Life (Derrick May Remix)' (10 Records)
Sterling Void 'Its Alright' (Dance Division)
A Guy Called Gerald 'Voodoo Ray' (Warlock)
Ce Ce Rogers 'Someday' (Atlantic)
Thanks to RiffRaff on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board for spotting.
Monday, 27 Aug 2007
8:00pm - 8:30pm (30 minutes)
"Special programme celebrating the life of the outspoken broadcaster and musical impresario. Wilson began his career as a news reporter for Granada Studios before setting up the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester and releasing music through the influential Factory Records label. Featuring contributions from friends and former colleagues."
It is unclear whether this is a wholly new programme to the one originally screened on Granada in the days immediately after Tony Wilson's death. However, it is definitely only being shown in the ITV Granada region.
Thanks to Korova on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board for spotting.
The highlight for FAC fans is Pills n Thrills in Little Hulton in which Happy Mondays brothers Shaun and Paul, reveal all. Paul Ryder is interviewed by Nigel Pivaro, plus there's Shaun Ryder and Gaz interview with photos by Ian Tilton.
The documentary, produced by Hudson Productions partners Tom Astor and Tom Atencio and Brown Owl Films' Jacqui Edenbrow, is directed by Grant Gee (Radiohead's 'Meeting People Is Easy') and co-written by acclaimed journalist/writer Jon Savage (England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond).
25 August 2007Black and white Factory Records and Joy Division documentaries set for premieres
Meanwhile, Grant Gee's documentary film 'Joy Division' is set to be premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival according to NewOrderOnline.com.
Unknown Pleasures: Remastered & Expanded
Disc 1 - Unknown Pleasures (2007 remastered version)
2. Day Of The Lords
5. New Dawn Fades
6. She's Lost Control
10. I Remember Nothing
[originally released as FACT 10]
Disc 2 - Live at The Factory, Manchester, 11 April 1980*
1. Dead Souls
2. The Only Mistake
6. She's Lost Control
10. Atrocity Exhibition
* - Note that actual gig may be different to that stated. Possibly it is 13 July 1979, The Factory, which has already (except for Shadowplay) been issued on Heart and Soul CD4.
Closer: Remastered & Expanded
Disc 1 - Closer (2007 remastered version)
1. Atrocity Exhibition
5. A Means To An End
6. Heart And Soul
7. Twenty Four Hours
8. The Eternal
[Originally released as FACT 25]
Disc 2 (Live at University of London Union, 8 February 1980)
1. Dead Souls
3. A Means To An End
4. Twenty Four Hours
8. These Days
9. Love Will Tear Us Apart
11. The Eternal
Still: Remastered & Expanded
Disc 1 - Still (2007 remastered version)
1. Exercise One
2. Ice Age
3. The Sound Of Music
5. The Only Mistake
6. Walked In Line
7. The Kill
8. Something Must Break
9. Dead Souls
10. Sister Ray
13. A Means To An End
15. New Dawn Fades
[Originally released as FACT 40]
Disc 2 - Live at High Wycombe Town Hall, 20 February 1980
1. The Sound Of Music
2. A Means To An End
4. Twenty Four Hours
6. Love Will Tear Us Apart
8. Atrocity Exhibition
9. Isolation (Sound Check)
10. The Eternal (Sound Check 1)
11. Ice Age (Sound Check)
12. Disorder (Sound Check)
13. The Sound Of Music (Sound Check)
14. The Eternal (Sound Check 2)
The Guardian | Obituary (by Paul Morley) | Guardian tribute page | Alan McGee
The Independent | Richard Madeley on AHW | Obituary
The Daily Telegraph | Obituary
The Times | Obituary
Manchester Evening News | Peter Saville on Tony Wilson | Steve Coogan on Tony Wilson
Lancashire Evening Telegraph
Cath Carroll (MySpace)
Kevin Hewick [in blogs]
Peter Hook (MySpace)
Section 25 (MySpace)
Brand Upon The Brain
Adrian Shaughnessy at Designer Observer
Drowned In Sound
Irk The Purists
Spacelab Music News
Time Out Chicago
Warped Reality Magazine
Cerysmatic Factory Message Board
1. Exit - New Order
2. What Goes On - The Velvet Underground
3. Shadowplay - The Killers
4. Boredom (Live) - The Buzzcocks
5. Dead Souls - Joy Division
6. She Was Naked - Supersister
7. Sister Midnight - Iggy Pop
8. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
9. Problems (Live) - Sex Pistols
10. Hypnosis - New Order
11. Drive In Saturday - David Bowie
12. Evidently Chickentown - John Cooper Clarke
13. 2H.B. - Roxy Music
14. Transmission (Cast Version) - Joy Division
15. Autobahn - Kraftwerk
16. Atmosphere - Joy Division
17. Warszawa - David Bowie
18. Get Out - New Order
This is all for a new ITV1 series, 'Don't Call Me Stupid', the USP for which is to pair up celebrities with different interests and film them sharing their opponent's specialised subject, hobby or passion. The series begins on ITV1 on 4 September 2007.
24 August 2007Love To Infinity - The Haçienda Years
In a further FAC twist, Love To Infinity's Andy Lee was the engineer on FAC 228 Wimoweh by Karl Denver (recorded and mixed by Mike Pickering and Graeme Park).
23 August 2007FAC 501
It was a very well organised event that felt as though Tony himself had made the arrangements right down to the post modern, transparent plastic invites with a Fac-like number on them.
Those invited congregated at the Midland Hotel and it was clear from that point onwards that Tony’s two worlds - the day job at Granada and the passionate hobby that was Factory Records - were well represented. There were plenty of ageing Punk Rockers, post-punk conceptualists, younger artistes and many Media types, as well as family and friends.
At 1.30 everyone drifted to the Hidden Gem in the heart of Manchester. The press and public were kept back as the invited processed into the lovely old church. This was going to be a catholic requiem mass.
And indeed it was. Tony had returned to his childhood religion, which perhaps he had never really left ('once a catholic...') and at points it did seem somewhat incongruous, especially when the priest was trying to persuade us that Catholicism was the only true religion!
The eulogies were given by an Irish friend who spoke of Tony's childhood holidays in Ireland and his surrogate family; praise from Manchester City Council for Tony’s huge contribution to the cultural life of Greater Manchester; a moving, witty and sincere testament to Tony’s friendship from Richard Madeley and finally a laconic, dry, urbane and charming tribute from one of the few remaining partners of Factory Records - Peter Saville.
For me the most moving moment was when Tony’s coffin was carried off by the pall bearers who included Alan Erasmus and Tony's son Oliver, and Joy Division's epic, Hannett-produced meisterwerk - 'Atmosphere' - played with those prescient, poignant lyrics -
"Don't walk away... in Silence".
And the rest is Silence.
Many thanks to Colin for sharing his thoughts with us.
Tony Wilson was buried in Southern Cemetery - to the left as Rob is to the right (correct in religio-football terms). The coffin was numbered. FAC 501. The last catalogue number. So it goes.
The wake was held at One Central Street in Manchester City Centre. Jon DaSilva DJ'd with Arthur Baker.
Someone remembered that Hooky pointed at Wilson at Rob Gretton's memorial 'And You Forgotten' and said "Who's next? You! Nah, we all know it's fucking Tony Wilson don't we!?", thus everyone avoided Hooky's gaze. Hooky pointed out that the invite-only memorial was "pretty boring" compared to Rob's free-for-all. Others bemoaned the use of 'Atmosphere' when Wilson had wanted 'Ceremony'.
22 August 2007Confusion at Broughton Library
Confusion is the story of Bernard Sumner's life, from the back streets of Salford to international acclaim during his time in globally successful bands, Joy Division, Electronic and New Order.
Nolan, a multi-award winning journalist, documentary maker and TV producer was also the man behind 'I Swear I Was There', the book documenting the Sex Pistol's famous first gig in Manchester, 1976.
The reading will offer music fans a unique opportunity to dip into the powerful story of Sumner's life and his role in revolutionising the music industry.
Visitors to the library can also get their hands on a range of new music literature, as David will be bringing a selection of works to donate to the library based on other great artists from the music industry.
Commenting on his appearance at Broughton Library, David said: "The first chapters of Confusion revolve around Sumner's life in Broughton so I thought it would be fitting to bring the story back to the local community.
"The city's music history is a great way of not only connecting with people who were part of that scene, but with young people growing up in Salford who should feel really proud of the legacy and how it can inspire them to carry on making great music."
"On Monday, the congregation at Tony Wilson's funeral was rocked by the sounds of Bob's Your Uncle by the Happy Mondays, one of two utterly iconic bands (the other being Joy Division) he signed to Factory Records. This year the Mondays reformed and have just released a new record. Their story is a vindication for every northern hooligan rock band out there. Put it this way: they have been alive, releasing and recording for 20 years of hardcore pharmaceutical abuse..."
On the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board, organiser Fred explains why and throws more light on what can be expected: "I can give some answers. I had this idea of Factory Night last year when I promoted the Section 25 gig in Brussels. Vin Cassidy and I discussed about it and in the next months, the idea developped, with the great help of Vin, James Nice, and Annik Honoré. I then looked for similar dates in neighbour countries to build a kind of mini-tour. For some reasons unnecessary to explain, the Melkweg date is indeed cancelled but another date in Holland is under construction. Cologne (14 December) has never been confirmed. In any case, the Brussels date (15 December 2007) is fully confirmed.
Here is the programme:
Concerts: Section 25, The Names, Crispy Ambulance, Kevin Hewick DJ sets: Martin Moscrop + local DJ's
Exhibitions: Philippe Carly (photographs) www.newwavephotos.com, Katja Ruge (photographs) www.myspace.com/fotoreportage23, Factory Benelux (posters and other stuff) Projections: Shadowplayers and various documents
Additional things are being discussed. All details can be found here. Initially, it was just a 'Factory Night' but when we learnt the very sad news of Tony Wilson's death, we directly decided to dedicate the event to his memory. All profits will be donated to cancer research.
Tickets can be obtained at www.ticketnet.be.
20 August 2007For One Night Only - The Return of Temperance Club
As the current exhibition at Urbis (FAC 491) reminds us, Manchester's famous Haçienda club wasn't all bleepy-bleepy acid-housey; in the early 1980s particularly it hosted some great live gigs, and there was one massive club night - The Temperance Club –when you could guarantee musical boundaries would be pushed in all directions. Hosted at the Haçienda every Thursday night by DJ Dave Haslam in the late 1980s, it's where you’d hear pre-release copies Stone Roses singles alongside Public Enemy; Detroit techno next to classic rock; and New Order, the Stooges, the Pixies, and 'Sympathy for the Devil' every week.
The Temperance Club was created by the Haçienda's in-house promoter Paul Cons (now the proprietor of South) and launched on May 1st 1986. The eclectic mix of rock, hip-hop, indie and house played a key role in fuelling the indie-dance crossover that became a feature of the Madchester era.
Journalist and Brit-pop author John Harris was a frequent visitor, and recalls that "walking into the Haçienda was like being wrenched into the future". Four years after the Temperance Club had started, the world was catching up with its inspirational mix of music, and its devoted audience; according to the NME in May 1990 "In the hands of DJ Dave Haslam, Thursday night at the Hacienda has become, simply, the best night out in Britain."
Musicians who were regulars at the Temperance Club back in the late 1980s include Ian Brown of the Stone Roses, Ed O’Brien from Radiohead, Tim Burgess from the Charlatans, and Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons from the Chemical Brothers. Noel Gallagher was another regular; at the time, he was a teenager at the back of the queue, his pop stardom a dream away.
Since DJing at the Temperance Club, Dave Haslam has made his mark as an acclaimed music writer and still has a successful and continuing career as a DJ. He currently hosts 'Another Planet' at South every Friday; "There's more interest than ever in bands like the Pixies and Stooges – that music feels alive and important still – and bands like bands like the New Young Pony Club and the Gossip take their influences from everywhere, and the current clubbing generation seem more open-minded than any I've ever DJ'd for. So playing a classic Temperance Club selection seems to make a lot of sense; there are a lot of connections between then and now."
Friday 24 August 2007
4a South King Street
Manchester M2 6DQ
'Another Planet' meets 'The Temperance Club'
Featuring DJs Dave Haslam and Ben Livingstone
10pm - 2.30am
Admission 5.00 GBP
(between 10pm and 11pm all drinks at 1986 prices!)
Tune in if you can (97.7fm in the Manchester area) or listen online www.xfmmanchester.co.uk.
Starting this week we are promised reviews and pictures from Edinburgh and more new content will be added regularly right up to the release, including exclusive clips, script excerpts, music, information on advance screenings and lots more.
Control is in UK cinemas on 5 October.
In the meantime check out the trailer at Yahoo Movies.
Cerysmatic Factory reader Jonathan Deakin was amongst them and here he describes what it meant to him to be there:
"I wasn't inside, but went just to be near. I am a teacher and I'll probably be back in school when the memorial service comes around.
I would say that there were a couple of hundred Mancunians outside, they were people like me who just wanted to say goodbye. I don't think any of the public who were there could be said to be intruding. There were steps opposite the church and that's where we gathered in near silence throughout.
In contrast, there was a heavy press presence who formed the inner circle around events. Most were fine, but it was weird to see a few of them break ranks to get close ups of the bouquet messages and family members. All the local media (Key, XFM, Granada and BBC) were the ones who got the interviews with people though.
At the end, all the congregation stood around with those outside and clapped the cortege off which was a good way to include people like me. There were a lot of people inside who spotted faces to say hello to when they came out so I think (and hope) those of us outside were welcome in the whole thing.
The roll-call of attendees included:
Terry Christian, Peter Hook, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan (Granada), Shaun William Ryder, Clint Boon, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, Derek Hatton, Alan Erasmus, Gordon Burns (Granada), Lucy Meacock (Granada), The Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Pat Karney, Guy Garvey (Elbow), Rowetta, John Robb, Andy Rourke, Dave Haslam, Vini Reilly. Peter Saville seemed very much to be alongside Yvette throughout.
I was glad I went, because I won't get another chance to say goodbye."
More reports on the funeral:
Manchester Evening News + photo gallery
19 August 2007Control UK premiere photo gallery
Anton Corbijn (Director), Sam Riley (Ian Curtis), Samantha Morton (Deborah Curtis), Alexandra Maria Lara (Annik Honoré) and Orian Williams (Producer) were all there.
Shaun Ryder dedicated closer '24 Hour Party People' to the late Tony Wilson saying "I was gonna say let's have a one minute's silence for Tony Wilson, but if he was here he'd be para - so let's have it!".
The full tracklisting is:
Dream Arcade (original version)
Like No Other
Railroad Side (original version)
Wait For The Worthless
Can't Follow The World
Darkness and Colour (original version)
Because (live version)
The complete download (available in 192 kbps zipped mp3 format) costs only USD 9.99 and payment is via Paypal only.
Thanks to Tokoloshe Man on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board for spotting.
Gary is also looking for musicians living in the Tokyo or Saitama area of Japan. Get in touch via his site if you are interested.
18 August 2007The Guardian gets on the Factory floor
17 August 2007Peter Saville's Design Manifesto for Icon
Enjoy his thoughts on Post-war socio-cultural democratisation ("There is an inevitable loss of substance in the process) and Dystopia ("In the early 20th century designers envisaged utopia, they were optimistic and visionary people. We now acknowledge the dystopian reality.").
Studio guests included Paul and Derek Ryder, Bruce Mitchell (Durutti Column), and Stephen Morris (who discussed Tony Wilson's contribution to the career of Joy Division and New Order). When asked by Dave Haslam whether New Order would consider reuniting for one last concert in tribute, Stephen Morris said "As Tony used to say, 'Anything is possible.'"
Live music on the show featured two of Tony Wilson's favourite young Mancunian singer-wongwriters Liam Frost and Stephen Fretwell (Fretwell performed a cover version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye'), and also live in the studio Vini Reilly performed a brilliant 'Requeim'.
The final guest, Peter Hook, spoke of his sadness at the loss of Ian Curtis, Martin Hannett, Rob Gretton, and, now, Tony Wilson, and dedicated 'Atmosphere' to Tony's memory.
Check out xfmmanchester.co.uk for details about the first in a series of podcasts now available which include material from the show plus extra music and more interviews.
16 August 2007Tony Wilson's funeral details
Anybody wishing to send flowers can do so and these should be sent to:
The Co-Operative Funeral Home
If anybody would prefer to make a charitable donation the family has designated The Christie Hospital in Manchester as their preferred charity. Donations can be made either online at or via post to:
Christie Hospital NHS Trust
Discussions are underway about holding a separate memorial service for Anthony and further details of this will be announced in due course.
15 August 2007Xfm Manchester: A Tribute
Xfm Manchester is available on FM 97.7 and online via the above link.
Horse also speaks of his surprise at becoming the singer ("I've never even sung in the shower") of his new band, Big Arm and of life during ("I'd sit at home on my own with a drum machine set on 'Rock 2'") and immediately after ("six cans of Stella for breakfast ") Happy Mondays.
A statue gets the thumbs down but other ideas include a music festival, a keynote lecture at In The City and giving the great man his own FAC number.
14 August 2007Haçienda 25 - A Celebration, Sankeys, 26 August 2007
As the cornerstone of UK dance music, The Haçienda inspired a million spin-offs. Many tried to emulate the spirit and vibe of the original; it’s fair to say that few succeeded.
Nearly 25 years after a British cultural institution opened its doors for the first time, some of the original Haçienda cast and crew come together for a musical reunion of the highest order.
Graeme Park, Justin Robertson, Allister Whitehead, Buckley, New Order legend Peter Hook and 808 State take the heart and soul of the club across town to Sankeys Soap for a celebration of all things Haçienda.
For those who experienced it first time round, this is a chance to say 'thanks for the memories.' For others, not so fortunate, this represents another opportunity to hear the music by the DJs who rocked it first time round.
Tickets available from ticketline.co.uk 0871 424 444
In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later the lead singer, Ian Curtis committed suicide just as they were on the brink of worldwide success. Together Gee and Savage investigate why Joy Division's collective musical genius and singular vision enjoys a larger audience and influence thirty years on.
Featuring the unprecedented participation of the surviving band members of Joy Division, now known as New Order, the film chronicles a time of great social and political change in England of the mid-70's and tells the untold story of these four men who transcended economic and cultural barriers to produce an enduring and profound legacy, one that resonates fiercely in today's heavily careerist music industry and over mediated pop culture.
The band's remarkable story is depicted through atmospheric never-before-seen live performance footage, photographs both iconic and personal, period films and newly unearthed audio tapes; taking us through the band’s early years as individuals finding their voices and then later as a band, building their ideas and ideals. The documentary situates the band not just in the musical context of punk and post-punk but in the culturally starved, claustrophobic landscape of post-industrial Manchester that surrounded them and suffuses every note of their music.
This unparalleled visual account of a time and place is coupled with heartfelt and animated, present tense accounts from the surviving members of the band Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris, plus other key characters in the story, including friend and similarly isolated musician Genesis P. Orridge, the late legendary Factory Records owner Tony Wilson, iconic graphic artist Peter Saville, photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Annik Honoré and others.
'Joy Division' is a Hudson Productions Ltd Production in association with Brown Owl Films.
The entire Granada Reports program is also available online, also featuring Sir Alex Ferguson commenting on AHW's "encyclopaedic knowledge" of the mighty reds, and tributes by ex-colleagues/friends/ex-neighbours Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan.
Granada's Lucy Meacock has also posted her own tribute.
13 August 2007Floral tributes for Tony Wilson
Meanwhile, down at Urbis, there are some lilies which will be on display for the duration of the exhibition, replaced every other day hopefully. In addition one small flower was left by a member of the public by the lightbox of Tony Wilson in the Haçienda 25 exhibition. It just has a card with it saying 'Thanks Tony'.
The SimpsonizeMe.com website is revolutionising Facebook and MySpace avatars across the world. Marvel at the way it lets you turn yourself into a lovely Simpsons-like character at the touch of several buttons.
Watch the clip on YouTube.com
12 August 2007PeterHookSection25's tribute to Tony Wilson
Section 25 (on MySpace): "Just been listening to a geezer on Radio 2 saying that Tony should be somehow recognised posthumously for his contribution to the North's Musical Heritage of the past 30 years..... Think he was hinting at a Knighthood.... Considering who have received such accolades down the years (Mick Jagger..?) it doesnt sound so daft....... Tony, financially you were a mess but as a human being you were a one-off and a true visionary..... Thank you for being you. X"
10 August 2007Anthony H Wilson
09 August 2007Thieves Like Us
"Where's Peter Grant when you need him eh?", says Hook.
Worryingly, he also states: "I was at Loch Lomond festival yesterday with Clint Boon djin in the Hacienda tent." Clint, Boon, Hacienda. Hmmmn.
08 August 2007Mondays go medieval
Ian Brown headlines the next day.
Details of more dates at Happy Mondays MySpace.
The copiously-illustrated piece includes a shot of the cover of issue 12 from March 1988 which features Ian Curtis from Joy Division.
As you might imagine, Tony Wilson is quite philosophical about the regeneration of 11-13 Whitworth Street West, Manchester: "In many ways, the music revolution started this regeneration. Before, no one lived in the cities and now everyone does. So the fact that the Haçienda is apartments now seems absolutely natural to me."
A big thank you to moist who has kept the site so splendidly shipshape during my enforced absence.
And thanks to everyone who reads the site and/or subscribes to the feed for your continued support.
01 August 2007Point Blank
"Never assume anything! This group has SPLIT UP!
You are no more New Order than I am! You may have two thirds but dont assume you have the rights to do anything NEW Ordery cos you don't. I've still got a third! But am open to negotiation.
Just in case you hadn't noticed weve not had a "PERSONAL" relationship for a long time now...years in fact! Whenever you contact me it's through the management. I did exactly the same.
You all knew what was happening re the split! in FEBRUARY! Using cannes and mojo as some excuse to at last get your own back is wrong.
WE HAVE SPLIT!
See you in court! love hookyx"
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