Ian Curtis: 15/7/56 – 18/5/80

Ian Curtis: 15/7/56 – 18/5/80

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  • Posted on May 18, 2012 - 10:14 am
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32 years ago today, in the kitchen of 77 Barton Street, Macclesfield, the world lost one of its most enigmatic, emotive and enthralling singers and lyricists. Gone but never ever forgotten…

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An interview with Mark Reeder

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  • Posted on December 10, 2011 - 9:49 pm
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If I have learned anything in my time as a blogger on the music industry, or my time as a tester/developer in the music industry, or my time as a general blagger in the music industry, it is this. The people that really make the wheels turn, the ones that innovate, progress and drive the […]

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An Evening of Unknown Pleasures with Peter Hook

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  • Posted on May 1, 2010 - 11:03 am
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Last night, in Norwich, I got to spend an evening in the company of Peter Hook, Howard Marks and about 200 other guests! Upon entering the venue, the stage was set up with two armchairs surrounded by loads of memorabilia. On display were a selection of guitars, original artwork, posters, paintings, a couple of Hooky’s […]

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Tony Wilson’s personal record collection for sale!

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  • Posted on April 14, 2010 - 3:16 pm
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In one of those “once in a lifetime” opportunities, a portion of the late, great Tony Wilson‘s record collection has come up for sale on eBay! Tony Wilson is probably best known for being co-founder of Factory Records and the Haçienda nightclub. Contained for sale are some absolute gems that I’m sure will achieve vast […]

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Peter Hook to play Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ live in its entirety!

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  • Posted on April 3, 2010 - 7:44 pm
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This just in from NME.com Peter Hook to play Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ live in its entirety Bassist to perform seminal album in Manchester on the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death Peter Hook has announced plans to perform Joy Division’s debut album live in its entirety to mark the 30th anniversary of the death […]

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Factory: The Story Of The Record Label by Mick Middles

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  • Posted on March 21, 2010 - 7:38 pm
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A little while back, I finished reading “Factory: The Story Of The Record Label” by Mick Middles and I have to say, I haven’t read such a rich, detailed and thorough account of a music scene as this and yet it still remains a personal account too. Mick used many of his own recordings made […]

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Unknown Pleasures: An Evening with Peter Hook

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  • Posted on March 21, 2010 - 2:06 pm
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I mentioned a while back that I had intended on getting tickets to Unknown Pleasures: An Evening with Peter Hook and I did! It takes place on April 30th and will be compered by the legendary Howard Marks as well as featuring an exhibition beforehand, so this is shaping up to be a top night. […]

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New Order/Peter Hook – The Happy One (aka Spot the synths!)

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  • Posted on January 8, 2010 - 11:43 pm
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Just lately I have been re-immersing myself in the whole world that is Joy Division/New Order/Factory Records/etc.. in fact, anything from that golden age of musical renaissance that was the New Wave revolution of circa 1979. This has involved re-purchasing Joy Division back catalogue, books, documentaries and films, as well as scouring the interwebs for […]

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Synth Britannia – BBC4 – UK – 16/10/09 9pm

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  • Posted on October 11, 2009 - 3:35 pm
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I mentioned this before, but it’s worth mentioning again, as it’s only 5 days away! As part of BBC4′s Electric Revolution season, this Friday at 9pm, a documentary called Synth Britannia will be shown featuring a plethora of British electronic musicians. Here’s the blurb… Documentary following a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesiser […]

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