18 June 2013Vini Reilly's Stupefied Playlist
Vini Reilly's handwritten Stupefied playlist for our friends at Stupefaction as part of their ongoing series which quite recently featured ACR's Donald Johnson. There's also a return for the Professor of Factory Records (who he? Ed.)
Watch out for Caesar of The Wake's playlist in coming weeks.
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