12 Oct 2009
Wythenshawe 
The previously announced Wythenshawe Community exhibition at MoSI in Manchester features a number of Factory artefacts as follows:

FAC 263R New Order Round & round (12", 1989)
FBN 36 The Durutti Column Circuses and Bread (LP, 1985)
FAC 128 A Certain Ratio Wild Party (12", 1985)
FACUS 2 Joy Division She's Lost Control (12", 1980)
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday (12", 1983)
FAC 257 Electronic Getting Away With It (12", 1989)
Hacienda traffic post
Seagull Chair from FAC 331, "The Temporary Contemporary Table"
FAC 2 A Factory Sample
FACDR 2.41 The Durutti Column Time Was Gigantic / Reissued Experiments
New Order tour badges, US tour 1989

Wythenshawe runs until 28 February 2010 and admission is free.

Thanks to Dave @ MoSI for confirming the details.

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Peter Saville colour wheel
A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

The Durutti Column