23 Jan 2012
The Factory Records Catalogue 
After something of a hiatus (yep, I think 3 years counts), work has resumed on The Factory Records Catalogue, a project to present the catalogues of Factory Communications Ltd and all subsidiaries in a definitive, fully cross-referenced format has well and truly resumed. The UK (Factory Records) section is nearly finished and after that we will deal with Factory Too, Once, F4, Factory Benelux, Factory US, Factory America, Factory Australasia and last but not least, Ikon.

It's taken 3 years to get this far so it won't be completed overnight (and there are no images at all yet) but it should be worth waiting for.


Anonymous Michael Smith said...

Really looking forward to it.

01/02/2012, 20:10


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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)

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