09 March 2010
You Spin Me Round & Round 
Spin Magazine has uploaded its extensive back catalogue to Google Books and amongst the delights for FAC fans you'll find the following:

- New Order Technique review
- Barbara Kruger interview
- Happy Mondays
- Morrissey / Viva Hate
- Blurt
- New Order May 1988
- Cabaret Voltaire
- James / The Nightingales Oct 85
- New Order Sep 1985

Plus, loads of unbelievable vintage ads for cigarettes and this incredible Casio digital guitar.

With thanks to Marcus for spotting.

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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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