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Pete Shelley. Buzzcocks.

December 7, 2018


‘Noise Annoys’.


Fac-2 A Factory Sample, January 1979.

December 4, 2018

Joy div sticker1

One of the five stickers included in the ‘A Factory Sample’  a double 7″ single compilation showcasing acts on the new Factory Records Label, Manchester.

Fac 2

Front cover.

Fac2 (A)

Back cover.

FAC-2 A Factory Sample was a 7″ double single in a gatefold sleeve encased in plastic (see above) released in January 1979 and limited to 5000 copies. It also contained a sheet of  5 black & white stickers. It featured tracks by Joy Division, The Durutti Column, John Dowie and Cabaret Voltaire.

Here’s something to listen to;

Joy Division ‘Digital’ featured on FAC-2 A Factory Sample;


Happy Mondays, Back stage pass. Liverpool University, 7th December 1989.

November 5, 2018


Happy Mondays back stage pass 7/12/1989.

Something to listen to Happy Mondays, Hallelujah. From the Madchester Rave On 12″ EP. Fac 242. 1989.


Mark E Smith, the Fall.

January 25, 2018

Mark E 1

Brilliant. Influential. Uncompromising. A truely intelligent voice of the working class.


Womad flyer 85

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Fall tkt

Above, just a few of the times over the years that I saw the fall.

Something to listen to: ‘Eat Y’Self fitter’ the Fall. (much of the video was filmed at Fac 51, The Hacienda);


Festival of Tenth Summer Film+Video, flyer. July 1986.

December 10, 2017

Fest 10th Summer Fim flyer

Festival of The Tenth Summer, Film+Video, Flyer. July 1986.

Featuring screenings of music films during the festival including New Order, ‘Pumped Full Of Drugs’. A live recording of their performance in Tokyo May 2nd 1985.

The video from the live performance in Tokyo was released as ‘Pumped Full Of Drugs’ (VHS) Factory, Fac 177 / Ikon, Ikon 17, UK 1986.

Something to listen to a track featured on the video; New Order ‘Face Up’. From the album ‘Low Life’ Fact 100 released May 1985.

Happy Mondays, flyer. Top Rank Suite, Brighton. November 1989.

September 24, 2017



The support act that night was MC BUZZ B. Something to listen to:

MC BUZZ B ‘Never Change’ (Original promo mix) Polydor 1991;



Hacienda, Blackburn Flyer. 1989.

May 5, 2017





Here’s a Flyer for The Hacienda, Blackburn club night collaboration. The club nights started in response to the Blackburn raves which took place through 1988-1990. The first raves in 1988 were small but by their height in 1989 they were attracting up to 10,000 people.

Something to listen too; Together ‘Hardcore Uproar’ 12″ single Released 1990 on FFRR Records. It became a Blackburn anthem, the crowd noises on the record are from one of the Blackburn raves.

Fac 51 The Hacienda. Flyer, Christmas and New Year December 1988-1989.

April 22, 2017


Fac 51 The Hacienda flyer from 1988 listing the events for December. Including two of the great club nights that ran from 1986 onwards, Temperance Club and Nude Night.

Something to listen to; T-Coy ‘Carino’. Released as a 12″ single in 1987 on deConstruction  Records. The track was also included on the double album compilation North ‘The Sound Of The Dance Underground’, on deConstruction Records released in 1988.

T-Coy ‘Carino’;

The Hacienda. Hallucienda, flyer 1990.

April 3, 2017




Hallucinda Flyer 1990.

This was a series of Monday night events in March 1990 at The Hacienda. Featuring bands such as The Beloved, The High, The Farm and The Bridewell Taxis. Advance Tickets were available for £3.50  from Piccadilly Records, Eastern Bloc & The Hacienda. What else would you do on a Monday night.

Here’s something to listen to; The High, ‘Box Set Go’ single released on 7″, 12″ and CD format by London Records in 1990. From the album ‘Somewhere Soon’ from the same year.



Fac 51 The Hacienda, New Years Eve 1991. Ticket stub.

March 24, 2017


Hacienda NYE 91 tkt

And here’s something to listen to;

Future Sound Of London ‘Papua New Guinea’ Original 12″ mix released 1991 on Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ Records.