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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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...

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