15 June 2013
FAC 86R Hacienda Model Kit 
FAC 86R Hacienda Model Kit

The FAC 86R cardboard model kit of FAC The Hacienda was designed by Trevor Johnson which and was originally Factory Records' 1983 Christmas present (FAC 86).

This reproduction was later sold at FAC 281 The Area.

With thanks to Mark @ The Record Peddler for imagery.

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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".

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