25 Oct 2005
Record label launch - Caroline True Records 
John Kertland is launching a record label called Caroline True Records. The first release is 'In The Good Old Country Way' by the Nightingales featuring vocalist Rob Lloyd, who was once mooted as a member of Joy Division. It is released on Monday 31 October and distributed by Shellshock. The album, originally released in 1986, is remastered and comes in a fine 8 page digipack with extra tracks and sleevenotes.

Release number two is a limited edition live recording from 1978 by cult punkers The Prefects who were part of the Electric Circus scene in the heyday of the legendary Manchester venue.

The third release is a post-punk compilation album selected by the acclaimed writer and author Jon Savage and this will have Factory Records element to it.

The launch party for the record label is at C21 in Shrewsbury this Friday. If anyone feels like coming along please drop John a line at: info@carolinetruerecords.co.uk

Thanks to JK and good luck!

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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