07 November 2013
Ian Curtis's kitchen table on eBay 
One of the more unusual FAC-related items to have ever come up for sale is up for sale again on eBay.

It's the original kitchen table which belonged to Debbie and Ian Curtis when they lived in Barton Street, Macclesfield.

There are just under 6 days left to bid on this unique item and the current bid is 2,550 GBP.

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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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