15 January 2014Moods, Memories and other Manoeuvres
Julia Kneale's book Moods, Memories and other Manoeuvres which contains plenty about the times when she was Andy McCluskey's girlfriend and a member of The Id (one of the forerunners of OMD) as well as the Merseyside music scene at the advent of post-punk in mid to late Seventies, is out on 24 January 2014.
Title: Moods, Memories and other Manoeuvres
Author: Julia Kneale
Paperback: 147 pages
Published by: Acorn Independent Press
Publication date: 24 January 2014
Available via Amazon.co.uk and other booksellers.
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