22 November 2012Blurt - Live in Berlin [FBN 5]
Live In Berlin, a blistering live set taped at the Berlin Free University on 13 December 1980, was scheduled for release as a 10" album on Factory Benelux (FBN 5) the following year. However, after Blurt parted company with Factory the set appeared as a regular 12" album on Armageddon.
In order to fit all 8 tracks this remastered version of Live In Berlin also includes a bonus 45 rpm 7" single. Sleevenotes by Wire editor Chris Bohn perfect this highly collectible package.
1. Cherry Blossom Polish
2. My Mother Was a Friend of an Enemy of the People
3. Puppeteers of the World Unite
4. Tube Plane
5. Paranoid Blues
8. Dyslexia Rules
Title: Live in Berlin
Format: 10" + 7" vinyl (500 copies only)
Catalogue number: FBN 5 (8 tracks total)
Release date: 11 February 2013
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