Friday, 30 April 2010

Factory Records//

Following on from looking at The Hacienda, it only made sense to look into the visual aesthetics of Factory Records, particularly because of it's fitting name.

Founded in 1979 by Tony Wilson, Alun Erasmus, Peter Saville and Martin Hannett, Factory Records is often credited with the birth of the 'Madchester' scene in the 1980s. The first album ever released by the independent record label was the infamous 'Unknown Pleasures' by Mancunian band Joy Division.

Along with Joy Division, other bands under the Factory Records label include New Order (the follow on band from Joy Division), Happy Mondays, The Duratti Column and A Certain Ratio.


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