28 September 2008
Haçienda Care Homes 
Rob Brady writes:

Wednesday 24th September saw An Evening with Peter Hook at the intimate, 70 capacity Orlando’s in Chorlton. The event was essentially a Q&A that began tentatively but picked up pace after the interval. Aside from tales of debauchery Hooky revealed New Order reforming was "as likely as the Haçienda re-opening", although 2009 will see left over tracks from the WFTSC sessions released as an album - including remixes of the Control soundtrack.

Other points of note include:

The band had no input into 1 Top Class Manager. Rob Gretton was the best manager he ever had, having sacked around 12 to date, adding that bands are ten-a-penny but a good manager is hard to come by.

DJ'ing gave Hooky back his love of music after initially taking it up as "the best way to get pissed for free".

Hooky and Mani have joked about setting up Haçienda Care Homes for elderly ex-clubbers... Tea and disco-biscuits anyone?

Many thanks to Rob and Jo Brady for becoming Cerysmatic deputies for the evening.

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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.

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