09 July 2008
A (proper) live version of what could be Factory's greatest release: 'You're No Good' (FAC 34) by New Yoik punkfunksters ESG has been posted to YouTube:

"99 Records artists E.S.G (EMERALDS, SAPPHIRES & GOLD) perform You're No Good at Danceteria when Video Mix Danny & Jessica did the video there this is a fixed ceiling camera and but good audio from the board! 1984 I think"

Thanks to Tim B.

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The Names

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

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