Tag: Factory Records

Song Of The Day: A Certain Ratio, “Yo Yo Gi”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Monday, September 28th is “Yo Yo Gi” by A Certain Ratio, taken from the Mute Records release ACR Loco.

Ike Yard

Ike Yard: Night After Night/Ike Yard (Superior Viaduct)

In the early 1980s New York’s Ike Yard released two Factory Records-associated releases, each one radically different from the other, yet both offer delightful sounds of the future as seen from 1982.

Tim Peaks

Tim Burgess & Bob Stanley Present Tim Peaks: Songs From A Late-Night Diner (Ace Records)

Saint Etienne mastermind Bob Stanley enlists friend Tim Burgess to help curate the latest edition of his fictional setting compilation, Tim Peaks. This diner offers up a more contemporary setting than previous volumes, with a special focus on more melancholic, Factory Records-inspired post punk and indie-pop.

Song Of The Day: Happy Mondays, “The Egg”

Taken from the London Records release, The Early EP’s.

Song Of The Day: A Certain Ratio, “Dirty Boy” (Massey Mix)

Taken from the Mute Records release, Dirty Boy/Shack Up Remixed.

Song Of The Day: Crispy Ambulance, “The Presence”

Taken from the Factory Benelux release, The Plateau Phase..

Song Of The Day: A Certain Ratio, “Houses In Motion”

Taken from the Mute Records release, ACR:BOX.

The Durutti Column: Without Mercy (Factory Benelux)

For the fourth Durutti Column album, Factory Records mastermind Tony Wilson insisted that the album be an experiment in adapting Vini Reilly’s distinctive music with a modern classical twist. This experiment has been expanded into a whopping four disc set, featuring other recordings from the era and two fantastic live performances.

Song Of The Day: A Certain Ratio, “Good Together”

Taken from the Mute Records release, Good Together.

52 Books/52 Weeks: Chapter And Verse: New Order, Joy Division, And Me (Thomas Dunne Books)

Unlike former bandmate Peter Hook’s autobiographies, New Order frontman Bernard Sumner’s autobiography is terse, vague, and not particularly revelatory or insightful; it feels like a half-hearted retort to Hook’s book, a year before Substance appeared, creating for a dull read from someone capable of writing a much, much better book.