Tag: Factory Records

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.

Substance: Inside New Order (Dey Street Books)

Peter Hook’s long-awaited final entry into his trilogy about his career is a hefty tome that is at times funny, angry, sad, and frustrating, but Substance is, ultimately, a love letter to the band that, for better or worse, made him the man he is.

The Durutti Column: Another Setting (Factory Benelux)

The third official studio album by The Durutti Column found Vini Reilly refining his unique hybrid sound, resulting in a very sublime listening experience.

Happy Mondays: Excess All Areas (Aurum Press)

The true tale of Manchester’s legendary and notorious twenty-four hour party people.

Section 25: From The Hip (Factory Benelux)

    Poor Section 25. The Manchester-based post-punk band was a victim of fate. Coming from the Manchester scene, the group quickly signed to Factory Records. Their first releases and debut album Always Now¬†suffered not-necessarily unfair comparisons (and accusations of mimicry) to Joy Division. In an effort to break from the confines of such categorization,… Read More ›