24 Mar 2014
Martin Hannett - Pleasures of the Unknown 
Martin Hannett - Pleasures of the Unknown

'Martin Hannett - Pleasures of the Unknown', a new book by Chris Hewitt will be published on 10 April 2014 by Ozit Morpheus Records. The companion piece to the soon-to-be-released Martin Hannett dvd, the book will present an illustrated anthology of Martin's life.

The book is available to pre-order now via ozitmorpheus.com.

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Anonymous Philippe Carly said...


I am the belgian photographer who took that iconic Ian Curtis picture at the Plan K, Brussels.
Back in the 80s, I saw a feature about Martin Hannett in a magazine / paper. The article was illustrated by a photo showing Martin in his kitchen. On the wall behind him, above the stove, he had pinned my pic of Ian.
I was stupid enough not to keep a copy of that article. So now I am desperately seeking the photographer who took that picture of Martin to buy a print from her/him.
Can anyone help? Please !
Philippe Carly

28/03/2014, 13:55


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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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