14 June 2008Go Out Tonight
Artist: Paul Haig
Title: Go Out Tonight
Label: Rhythm of Life
Catalogue number: ROL 019
Tracklisting: Trouble Maker, Stay Mine, Shut Down, Believe, Hippy Dippy (Pharmaceutically Trippy), Fantasize, Acidic Snowdrop, Data Retro, Scene, Gone in a Moment
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