12 January 2011Factory Records nite @ Part Time Punks
this Thursday 13 January from 3-6pm P.S.T. on KXLU 88.9 FM in the Los Angeles area and on kxlu.com everywhere else in this the latest instalment in an ongoing series of Factory Records-themed specials of course. This is in preparation for Paul's Guest DJ gig this Sunday for Factory Records Nite at Part Time Punks (@ 1822 Sunset).
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