04 March 2013
A FAC ABC book 
Our friends over at FAC-ABC on Tumblr who have been curating the A-Z of Factory Records are turning it into a limited edition book. They promise it will be made available for a very reasonable price and if you're lucky enough to be featured in it then your copy is free!

All enquiries via the FAC-ABC posting which has specific details please.

FAC ABC

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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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