12 April 2012
Peter Staessens Photography 
Check out peterstaessens.be for Factoryesque live photography featuring Section 25, The Names, Peter Hook, A Certain Ratio, Biting Tongues, Minny Pops, The Wake and more. The recently-updated site features pics the Plan K Factory nights in 2007 and 2009 plus and other European gigs.

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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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