04 March 2013Rhino's Record Store Day Factory 10"
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
New Order - 1963 (12" Remastered Version)
Happy Mondays - Loose Fit (12" Version)
The Durutti Column - Otis
Other Factory-esque Record Store Day releases include A Light Far Out by The Wake and My Outrage by Section 25 on Factory Benelux and A Paean To Wilson by The Durutti Column on Kooky Records.
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