28 April 2008Scream City 4: update
27 April 2008Scream City 4 - last 18 copies with cd now on sale
Voting was clearly in favour of the "blue" version but it seems the "gold" or "Lord of the Rings" version was chosen. What can be happening? I think we should be told...
Packed with popular and rarely-seen images, this article by Gavin @ CR sets the scene nicely for the forthcoming Faç Off exhibition at the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester which runs from 16 May - 21 June 2008.
24 April 2008Scream City 4 now on sale
23 April 2008THE PIECE NEED NOT BE BUILT
1. The artist may construct the piece.
2. The piece may be fabricated.
3. The piece need not be built.
Each being equal and consistent with the intent of the artist the decision as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership.
On 2 February 2008 Lawrence Weiner discussed his work with art historian and critic John Slyce at Tate Modern in London to coincide with his recent retrospective AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and his 2008 exhibition at the Lisson Gallery in London which ran until March. The event is archived as a webcast at tate.org.
Perhaps not too much to interest the casual FAC follower only familiar with his record covers and posters for Factory Records but for those keen to find out more about Weiner or who simply have never seen him talk before this is a great opportunity.
Waiting for the Sirens Call
Your Silent Face
Guilt is a Useless Emotion
Bizarre Love Triangle
The Perfect Kiss
Love Will Tear us Apart
The second disc features rare footage from the band's personal collections and additional gig footage from Glastonbury 1981, Rome 1982, Cork 1983, Rotterdam/Toronto 1985, Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View 1989, and the Hyde Park Wireless Festival 2005.
21 April 2008Scream City 4 out Friday 25 April 2008
Scream City 4 contents
FAC-2 Special including:
Anthony H. Wilson by David Nolan
Peter Hook interview by Michael Eastwood
Vini Reilly interview by Phil Cleaver
The Design of FAC-2 by Matthew Robertson
Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) interview by Michael Eastwood
John Dowie interview by Ian McCartney
Plus much more.
Initial copies come with a free cd by The Durutti Column which contains the track 'Cup A Soup Romance' taken from the forthcoming Kooky Records album 'Sunlight To Blue... Blue To Blackness', which is released on 23 June 2008. The cd is limited to 144 copies.
20 April 2008Second Summer of Love
Warning: includes graphic descriptions of DJ booth nudity and old dears being swept down the street in flash flooding.
17 April 2008Tutti Frutti Peter
14 April 2008When it all comes down
13 April 2008Bass (How Low Can You Go?)
On New Order's money - "If Tony Wilson had fucked off to Brazil and spent it on cocaine and hookers I could have understood that but the fact that he frittered it away was a bit challenging really."
On playing the bass - "My advice is: wear it low, play it high. Although, as my chiropractor keeps telling me, judging by my cracked discs and nerve trouble, I shouldn't have."
On his DJing: "I've never claimed to be a DJ, I'm a celebrity."
12 April 2008James 'Hey Ma' Deluxe Edition on iTunes
"Buy Hey Ma from iTunes before 20th April, and you'll receive a unique password for a chance to purchase tickets for the December tour in the pre-sale at ticketmaster.co.uk BEFORE they go on sale to the general public, giving you the best shot at securing tickets to your concert(s) of choice. The iTunes deluxe version of the album also includes a bonus song and track-by-track commentary."
Download 'Hey Ma' on iTunes UK.
Meanwhile, relive the old Factory days with this vintage live review from 1985.
11 April 2008FAC OFF!
10 April 2008The Magnetic Fields Summer European Tour
The Magnetic Fields, back from nearly a four-year hiatus from touring, are traveling once again to Europe. They are pleased to announce that they are preparing a short string of European dates kicking off this June. Confirmed markets so far include Spain, England, Sweden, and Portugal, with more to come shortly. Regular updates - including information on additional tour stops - will be posted to houseoftomorrow.com.
The Magnetic Fields' London stop features shows on the evenings of July 9 and 10 at Cadogan Hall, home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A special, limited presale allocation of Front Stall reserved seats will be available for purchase exclusively from ArtistTicket.com starting Friday April 11 at 9:00AM. Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting 9am on Saturday 12 April 2008. Tickets are GBP 22.50, handling fees not included.
Visit The Magnetic Fields on ArtistTicket.com.
The Magnetic Fields are readying the re-release of their catalog on full-length 12" vinyl albums. Merge Records will start the run with 'The Charm of the Highway Strip', out on 6 May 2008 in the US. Nonesuch Records will follow this summer with a pressing of 'Distortion', the band's January 2008 release. This fall, Merge Records will release the vinyl edition of 'Get Lost'.
Small quantities of the latest 'Distortion' tour t-shirts are still available for sale to House of Tomorrow newsletter subscribers.
08 April 2008Salford Central
The Salford Star is freely available available from selected outlets in the Salford area or via mail order priced GBP 3.50.
06 April 2008FAC 51 T-Shirt competition results
The answer (which smart FAC 51 fans would have found on the Gay Traitor page sandwiched between a Killer Zombie and Death in the Afternoon) is Brandy, Apricot Brandy, Creme de Menthe and Pernod.
And the envelope please...
The winner (who will receive a complete set of brand new limited edition FAC 51 The Haçienda official t-shirts in the size of their choice) is Dave Stephenson. Congratulations to Dave. We'll be in touch. Thanks too to everyone who entered the competition.
Official, limited and available FAC 51 T-Shirts are also available to buy from Slipstream Stores' online Hacienda shop. They're better than a meat pie.
The tracklisting is:
1. Architecture And Morality
3. New Stone Age
5. She's Leaving
7. Joan Of Arc
8. Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)
9. Beginning And The End
10. If You Leave
11. Forever (Live And Die)
12. Pandora's Box
14. Sailing On The Seven Seas
15. Enola Gay
17. Romance Of The Telescope
Meanwhile the live dvd is released on 28 April and runs for 147 minutes.
For example, on the New Factory HQ he says: "I've lost many an afternoon lounging in its weirdly uncomfortable chairs or around the boardroom table not interviewing Happy Mondays, getting lost on my way to the toilets through a stone warren of corridors and high forbidding doors straight out of Mordor. If Sauron had a city-centre office, it would have looked like this."
The cover also features a nice illustration with some factories on it.
The band has also been lined up to play on the new series of Later with Jools Holland on BBC TV at the end of April.
With thanks to George on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board.
01 April 2008Hey Ma
2. Hey Ma
4. Oh My Heart
5. Boom Boom
10. Monsters and Heroes and Men
11. I Wanna Go Home
Whiteboy is on the James audio player on MySpace.
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