Posts Tagged ‘New Order’

Fac 51 The Hacienda, postcard.

October 29, 2015

Hacienda B.kelly p_card

Fac 51 The Hacienda, Ben Kelly design 1982.

Great photograph of the Hacienda dance floor in daylight!

The postcard was from the exhibition ‘Sublime’ Manchester Music and Design 1976-1992 at the Cornerhouse in Manchester. A excellent exhibition with a very smart exhibition catalogue to coincide with the show.

Something to listen to; Played a lot in the early days at the Hacienda. New Order, Temptation Fac 63. Released May 1982.




New Order, Happy Mondays poster, the Hacienda, Manchester 1985.

May 5, 2015

New Order Happy Mondays poster from the Hacienda 1986

I got this poster from one of the notice boards inside the Hacienda at the time, typical Factory it was hand written with no exact dates on it, the gigs were in April!! I think it may have been the first couple of shows as a Factory band for Happy Mondays and being the support for New Order meant it was good crowds at both shows.
I seem to remember the Macclesfield leisure centre one being pretty rowdy and most people there being the worst for wear. The Happy Mondays were great and had only played a few concerts up to that point and had not yet released their first record.

New Order were excellent too and it was a home town gig for two of the memebers of the band.
This poster was on me and my brothers bedroom wall at my mum and dads house for years, you can still see the bluetack marks on the corners!
Its now lovingly framed on my wall at home!

Something to listen too; New Order ‘Thieves Like Us’ Fac 103. May 1984.

New Order, ticket stub, Meadowlands Arena, New Jersey USA 19th July 1989.

February 11, 2015



Here’s my ticket stub for New Order at the Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey 1989.

Also playing that night were the Sugar Cubes and Public Image Ltd. Although I don’t really remember that much of the night itself or the other bands! I do remember there being a big crowd and as usual New Order kept everybody waiting. Typically there seemed to be a lot of English people around particularly Northerners!! The Meadowlands Arena was the then home of the New York Giants, American football team and it was a pretty big stadium.

I think it may have been the last night of New Orders twelve week tour of America that year! I can also remember me and my mates travelled there from central Manhattan on public transport and it was a pain to get to as most people seemed to be in cars!

The Happy Mondays were in America at the same time as New Order in the summer of 1989 touring with their album ‘Bummed’. So there was a bit of a Factory Records in America ‘vibe’ going on, I think Tony Wilson/Factory Records also participated in the ‘New Music Seminar’ in NYC around the same time.

Something to listen to and a track that New Order played in their set that night; New Order ‘Blue Monday’.Originally released March 1983 Fac 73 Single.