22 Apr 2010
First Hacienda Limited Edition Bass ready 
The first of seven FAC 51 Hacienda Limited Edition Bass Guitars, as first announced here, has rolled off the production line at Brian Eastwood Guitars and will be used by Hooky when he and The Light (rumoured to feature Crispy Ambulance's Alan Hempsall on vocals) perform Unknown Pleasures at The Factory on 18 May 2010.

The photos (courtesy Chris Hewitt) show how the pieces of Hacienda dance floor have been integrated into the neck of the bass.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and it's hideous

23/04/2010, 08:54


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"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)

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