10 Nov 2010
Lawsuit filed against Peter Saville 
Teenbeat Records and the band +/- are suing Peter Saville over the latter's design for the upcoming previously-announced Joy Division 7" vinyl box set according to a report at Pitchfork.com by Tom Breihan.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they never saw this before they did their sleeve?

http://factoryrecords.org/cerysmatic/facd213.html

I smell a cheap publicity stunt...

10/11/2010, 23:32

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the swiss government should sue +/- over the design of their sleeve

http://www.clasohm.com/hiking/grindelwald/big/97-05-19_Swiss_Flag.jpg

http://www.plusmin.us/images/albumCovers/323b.gif

11/11/2010, 05:53

 

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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."

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