27 September 2008Peter Saville: Two Estates in NYC
On Thursday October 2, the Burberry clothing label hosts a launch party at its Madison Avenue flagship store, and on Friday October 3, Saville will be in conversation with Matthew Higgs at White Columns (followed by a book signing reception).
Peter Saville In Conversation
Friday, October 3, 2008
320 West 13th Street
(Enter on Horatio Street, btwn Hudson & 8th Ave.)
New York City
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White Columns Fac 171
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