26 October 2010Kevin Cummins Joy Division book NYC launch
Kevin Cummins will be present to sign copies of his extraordinary new book Joy Division which features an introduction by Jay McInerney and a conversation with Bernard Sumner.
The book will be available for purchase on the night, price $45.00. White Column's Matthew Higgs will provide a Factory Records soundtrack and there will be drinks and refreshments.
All are welcome
320 West 13th Street
(enter on Horatio Street between 8th Avenue + Hudson)
New York 10014
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