19 February 2010ACR's Force reissued by LTM
The original 8-track vinyl version is augmented with the three bonus tracks from the original FACD 166 Factory CD, namely Nostromo A Go-Go, Inside and Si Firmi O Grido. Plus there's The Runner from the Greetings Four Italian 12" E.P. (also on The Greetings Compact) and Bootsy (Racic Remix) from the Australian-only FAC 16612 remix twelve-inch.
Naked and White
And Then She Smiles
Take Me Down
Nostromo A Go-Go
Si Firmi O Grido
Bootsy (Racic Remix)
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