26 September 2010Phookin Salford
In addition to the usual no-holes-barred Q&A session and book-signing, Hooky will present other - as yet unannounced - unknown pleasures.
The evening will also showcase a greatly expanded version of the excellent exhibition of Joy Division/New Order/Factory equipment and artefacts first shown for four days in May at FAC251, while out in the car park Ronnie Lane's mobile recording studio - returning from the previous night's recording of The Light's Unknown Pleasures - will be available for viewing.
Only 251 tickets - priced GBP10 - are available from the PMT store itself.
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