Factory Records

The Complete Graphic Album

Author: Matthew Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500600320

Category: Art

Page: 224

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This is the definitive overview of the artwork of the seminal Manchesterbased Factory label, covering its iconic record sleeves, posters, ephemera, venues and packaging. After a foreword by the late founder of Factory, Tony Wilson, an introductory essay discusses the labels role in bringing design to the mainstream. Thereafter the book is organized as a generously illustrated catalogue, arranged by the famous Factory reference system. Factory Records, as part of the story, has been given its own reference number Fac 461 making it a collectable item in its own right.

Factory Records

The Complete Graphic Album

Author: Matthew Robertson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811856763

Category: Music

Page: 224

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A creative juggernaut of the post-punk era, Factory Records was the catalyst behind the U.K. music explosion of the late '70s through the '90s with groups like Joy Division (soon to be the subject of an Anton Corbijn movie), New Order, and Happy Mondays leading the New Wave. At Factory, musicians and designers commingled creatively, with innovators such as Peter Saville, Den Kelly, Mark Farrow, 8VO, and Barbara Kruger elevating album covers to a new art form. The label broke further ground when it opened its own disco, the legendary Hacienda. Factory Records is the ultimate and only collection of Factory's complete graphic output, including every single piece it produced: extremely rare record sleeves, club flyers, and posters all gathered together for the first time. A must for collectors and enthusiasts, Matthew Robertson's meticulous compilation of underground ephemera is poised to introduce a new generation of music and design fans to the creative genius of Factory.

Shadowplayers

The Rise and Fall of Factory Records

Author: James Nice

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845137256

Category: Music

Page: 240

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In 1978, a ‘ Factory for Sale’ sign gave Alan Erasmus and Tony Wilson a name for their fledgling Manchester club night. Though they couldn’ t have known it at the time, this was the launch of one of the most significant musical and cultural legacies of the late twentieth century. The club’ s electrifying live scene soon translated to vinyl, and Factory Records went on to become the most innovative and celebrated record label of the next thirty years. Always breaking new musical ground, Factory introduced the listening public to bands such as Joy Division, whose Unknown Pleasures was the label’ s first album release, New Order, Durutti Column and Happy Mondays. Propelled onwards by the inspirational cultural entrepreneur, Tony Wilson, Factory always sought new ways to energise the popular consciousness, such as the infamous Hacienda nightclub, which enjoyed a chequered 15-year history after opening in 1982. Shadowplayers is the most complete, authoritative and thoroughly researched account of how a group of provincial anarchists and entrepreneurs saw off bankers, journalists and gun-toting gangsters to create the most influential record label of modern times. Based on both archive and contemporary sources, the book tells the full story of Factory’ s heroic struggles, its complex web of inventive, idiosyncratic and tragic personalities, and ultimately, the acclaimed and much-loved music it produced.

Designed by Peter Saville

Author: Peter Saville

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984223

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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Peter Saville is arguably the most influential graphic designer of his generation. Best known for his seminal record covers for Joy Division and New Order and as the co-founder of legendary independent music label Factory Records, Saville has created designs for fashion, advertising, and art. The intensity and timelessness of his work has ensured his cult status for twenty-five years. His far-reaching designs and character prefigure popular culture: fresh and seemingly familiar, he continues to transform the commonplace into the desirable. "Saville's method, then as now, lies in fixing on a style or look slightly ahead of popular taste. He achieves the sort of ambiguity and complexity of resonance more usually associated with art," writes Rick Poynor in his essay. This first book on Saville's work chronicles his prolific career from 1978 to the present. It includes a comprehensive interview by Christopher Wilson as well as essays by style writer Peter York, music critics Paul Morley and Miranda Sawyer, and design critics Rick Poynor, Emily King, and Peter Hall. Graphic designers, music lovers, and fashion followers everywhere will welcome this visually rich overview of Peter Saville's work and art.

Factory

The Story of the Record Label

Author: Mick Middles

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547546

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Factory Records' fame and fortune were based on two bands - Joy Division and New Order - and one personality - that of its director, Tony Wilson. At the height of the label's success in the late 1980s, it ran its own club, the legendary Haçienda, had a string of international hit records, and was admired and emulated around the world. But by the 1990s the story had changed. The back catalogue was sold off, top bands New Order and Happy Mondays were in disarray, and the Haçienda was shut down by the police. Critically acclaimed on its original publication in 1996, this book tells the complete story of Factory Records' spectacular history, from the label's birth in 1970s Manchester, through its '80s heyday and '90s demise. Now updated to include new material on the re-emergence of Joy Division, the death of Tony Wilson and the legacy of Factory Records, it draws on exclusive interviews with the major players to give a fascinating insight into the unique personalities and chaotic reality behind one of the UK's most influential and successful independent record labels.

So This is Permanence

Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks

Author: Ian Curtis

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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So This Is Permanence presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis. The fact of the band's relatively few releases belies the power and enduring fascination its music holds, especially in light of Curtis's tragic suicide in 1980 on the eve of the band's first American tour. Reproduced in this beautiful clothbound volume are Curtis's never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, accompanied by earlier drafts and previously unpublished pages from his notebooks that shed fascinating light on his writing and creative process. Also included are an insightful and moving foreword by Curtis's widow Deborah, a substantial introduction by writer Jon Savage, and an appendix featuring books from Curtis's library and a selection of fanzine interviews, letters, and other ephemera from his estate.

Manchester

Looking for the Light Through the Pouring Rain

Author: Kevin Cummins

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571283385

Category: Manchester (England)

Page: 400

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The definitive photographic history of Manchester pop from 1976 to today, featuring some of the most iconic music photographs of all time.

Warp

Labels Unlimited

Author: Rob Young

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing

ISBN: 9781904772323

Category: Music

Page: 188

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The Warp record label is home to some of the most influential and innovative artists in popular music today, including Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, LFO and many others. This book is a complete discography of all Warp releases, as well as featuring interviews with co-founder Steve Beckett and quotes from its stable of musicians.

Peter Saville Estate, 1-127

Author: Heike Munder

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN: 9783905701661

Category: Design

Page: 272

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Peter Saville Estate traces the development of designer, artist and cultural observer Peter Saville, from his groundbreaking work for Factory Records in the late 1970s, though to his most recent explorations of the role played by art and design in the highly commodified, visually hyper-literate 21st century. Taking Saville's 2005 exhibition at the migros museum fur gegenwartskunst Zurich as its starting point, the book features essays by Michael Bracewell and Heike Munder, captions by Dan Fox, alongside personal responses to Saville's work from artists Slater Bradley, Liam Gillick, Steven Gontarski, Thomas Grunfeld, Robert Longo, Sarah Morris, Nick Relph & Oliver Payne, Sean Snyder, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker, and T. J. Wilcox. Peter Saville Estate is not a conventional account of Saville's professional practice, rather it collects together work, reference material and ephemera from his archive to form an illuminating and highly personal topography of the life and working methods of one of the most influential designers of the last 30 years.

Alan McGee and The Story of Creation Records

Author: Paolo Hewitt

Publisher: Dean Street Press

ISBN: 1910570532

Category: Music

Page: 300

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Alan McGee's legendary Creation record label brought us Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Teenage Fanclub and many of the other most exciting and innovative bands of the eighties and nineties. But it also eventually brought McGee to a breakdown so complete that it took him two years to recover. Alan McGee started Creation in 1983 with a loan of ?1,000. McGee considered himself a loser when it came to school, girls and good looks, but he had two things on his side: punk attitude and an uncanny ability to detect musical genius. Within two years, McGee had launched The Jesus and Mary Chain, sold hundreds of thousands of records and created an indie empire that was a byword for headstrong independence. By 1992, McGee was a millionaire, living an unrestrained hedonistic lifestyle. In 1993 he discovered Oasis, and within a year of partying with the band he entered rehab following a near-death experience in Los Angeles. Paolo Hewitt, the bestselling biographer of Oasis, received full co-operation from Alan McGee and all the key Creation personnel for this candid, often funny, sometimes shocking oral history. It captures in vivid colour one of the richest chapters in British rock history. Creation and its roster are going to live forever.

Total Records

Photography and the Art of the Album Cover

Author: Jacques Denis,Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597113847

Category: Musicians

Page: 448

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The history of photography is teeming with portraits of musicians made iconic by their album covers: Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith, Miles Davis by Irving Penn, Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude, Laurie Anderson by Robert Mapplethorpe. The history of album cover art also includes collaborations between prominent figures, such as Mick Rock and David Bowie, Annie Leibovitz and John Lennon, Lee Friedlander and John Coltrane, Nobuyoshi Araki and Björk, Anton Corbijn and U2, and Robert Frank with the Rolling Stones--not to mention Francis Wolff's legendary work with Blue Note, the record label he cofounded. Musicians and designers have also sifted through photography's rich history for powerful photographs to match and keep company with the music enclosed within: Anders Petersen's classic Café Lehmitz portrait of a man nestling into a woman's bosom stands in for Tom Waits on the cover of Swordfishtrombones; Big Star and Alex Chilton push the listener into a corner with William Eggleston's Red Ceiling on their album Radio City; Rage Against the Machine goes for the jugular on its self-titled album with the anonymous Vietnam War photo of the self-immolation of a Buddhist monk. Images like the Abbey Road crosswalk are deeply inscribed in our collective memory, yet few details are known about the photographer. All of these--and more--are included in this compendium of electrifying images and the albums they grace. Includes albums featuring images by David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Anton Corbijn, Roy DeCarava, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Luigi Ghirri, Jean-Paul Goude, Brian Griffin, William Klein, David LaChapelle, Danny Lyon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Ryan McGinley, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Anders Petersen, Pierre et Gilles, Hiro, Cindy Sherman, W. Eugene Smith, Pennie Smith, Juergen Teller, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Albert Watson, William Wegman, and more.

The Hacienda

How Not to Run a Club

Author: Peter Hook

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847378471

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Legendary musician Peter Hook tells the whole story - the fun, the music, the vast loss of money, the legacy - of Manchester's most iconic nightclub Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years. He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and the bestselling 12-inch single ever, 'Blue Monday' among many other songs. As co-owner of Manchester's Hacienda club, Hook propelled the rise of acid house in the late 1980s, then suffered through its violent fall in the 1990s as gangs, drugs, greed and a hostile police force destroyed everything he and his friends had created. This is his memory of that era and 'it's far sadder, funnier, scarier and stranger' than anyone has imagined. As young and naive musicians, the members of New Order were thrilled when their record label Factory opened a club. Yet as their career escalated, they toured the world and had top ten hits, their royalties were being ploughed into the Hacienda and they were only being paid £20 per week. Peter Hook looked back at that exciting and hilarious time to write HACIENDA. All the main characters appear - Tony Wilson, Barney, Shaun Ryder - and Hook tells it like it was - a rollercoaster of success, money, confusion and true faith.

Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art

The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue

Author: Aubrey Powell,Peter Gabriel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519325

Category: Design

Page: 320

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The complete catalogue of design collective Hipgnosis, showcasing groundbreaking cover art created for iconic rock 'n' roll giants, including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd

The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911163361

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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With the resurgence of vinyl going from strength to strength, album cover art is as important as it's ever been. This sumptuous book brings together 250 of the greatest album covers of all time and is arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. Our judging panel, drawn from the great and the good of the music industry, has selected the final 275 entries, giving their reasons for selection to accompany the illustrations. From rock ‘n’ roll to pop, R&B to jazz, blues and even folk, some of the album covers included are obvious classics, while others will surprise readers and jog memories. The chosen entries might not necessarily be of a best-selling release, but they are important artistically, stylistically or culturally. This fascinating book forms a wonderful visual record of this popular art form, and is an essential read for music fans the world over.

All Gates Open

The Story of Can

Author: Rob Young,Irmin Schmidt

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571311512

Category: Music

Page: 448

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All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. It consists of two books. In Book One, Rob Young gives us the full biography of a band that emerged at the vanguard of what would come to be called the Krautrock scene in late sixties Cologne. With Irmin Schmidt and Holger Czukay - two classically trained students of Stockhausen - at the heart of the band, CAN's studio and live performances burned an incendiary trail through the decade that followed: and left a legacy that is still reverberating today in hip hop, post rock, ambient, and countless other genres. Rob Young's account draws on unique interviews with all founding members of CAN, as well as their vocalists, friends and music industry associates. And he revisits the music, which is still deliriously innovative and unclassifiable more than four decades on. All Gates Open is a portrait of a group who worked with visionary intensity and belief, outside the system and inside their own inner space. Book Two, Can Kiosk, has been assembled by Irmin Schmidt, founding member and guiding spirit of the band, as a 'collage - a technique long associated with CAN's approach to recording. There is an oral history of the band drawing on interviews that Irmin made with musicians who see CAN as an influence - such as Bobby Gillespie, Geoff Barrow, Daniel Miller, and many others. There are also interviews with artists and filmmakers like Wim Wenders and John Malkovitch, where Schmidt reflects on more personal matters and his work with film. Extracts of Schmidt's notebook and diaries from 2013-14 are also reproduced as a reflection on the creative process, and the memories, dreams, and epiphanies it entails. Can Kiosk offers further perspectives on a band that have inspired several generations of musicians and filmmakers in the voices of the artists themselves. CAN were unique, and their legacy is articulated in two books in this volume with the depth, rigour, originality, and intensity associated with the band itself. It is illustrated throughout with previously unseen art, photographs, and ephemera from the band's archive.

Pioneers of Modern Typography

Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262693035

Category: Art

Page: 158

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A revised edition of the standard guide to the avant-garde origins of modern graphic design and typography, illustrated with many iconic examples.

New Order

Author: Kevin Cummins

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847843602

Category: Music

Page: 208

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New Order remains one of the most popular and influential bands of the last half century. After the death of Ian Curtis, lead singer for Joy Division, the three surviving band members - Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris - joined forces with Gillian Gilbert and became a new band. Founded in the dying years of the punk and disco movements, and combining elements of post-punk, new wave, and electronic dance music, New Order were responsible for some of the biggest hits of the era, and one of few bands to have achieved international mainstream success while retaining the reputation and status of a cult band. As the single photographer best liked and trusted by the band - since his first work photographing Joy Division for the New Musical Express in the late 1970s - Kevin Cummins was uniquely placed to document the rise and fall of New Order, from their formation in 1980 to their split in 1993. From their underground beginnings as the flagship group of the young Factory Records in Manchester to their biggest tours around Europe and the US, Cummins was close enough to capture the band in every light, from the intimacy of their home lives to the frenetic energy of their live performances. Collected here for the first time are more than a hundred of Kevin Cummins' photographs reflecting more than a decade of New Order. Prefaced by a selection of ephemera from the band and featuring conversations with band members Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris, as well as an introduction from the novelist and longtime admirer of the band Douglas Coupland, this is a stunning and elegiac celebration of a band whose influence on music and fashion is as palpable today as it was when they came together almost thirty-five years ago.

Mute

Experimentalists of the Independent Music Movement

Author: Daniel Miller,Terry Burrows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519721

Category: Music

Page: 320

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The authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of Mute Records, a one-man label which helped launch Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp, and many more

Avanti

The Complete Story

Author: John Hull

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583882139

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Avanti is Italian for “forward” or ‘advance,” and the car lived up to its name. This book tells the amazing story from the Avanti inception in South Bend, Indiana, to its current status in Cancun, Mexico. Many original source documents, factory photographs, corporate records, advertisements and first hand accounts trace the evolution of this American classic. The Avanti design was conceived by one of the greatest industrial designers Raymond Loewy and his associates for Studebaker. The Avanti was Studebakers shining star for a brief period of time (1963-1964 models years) before the company exited the automobile manufacturing business in the United States in December of 1963. The Avanti exhibited phoenix like traits a number of times since and has gone through more than a handful of owners along with updates in design, maintaining a loyal customer base large enough to support production as a luxury specialty car on and off for more than 45 years. Get the full scoop on the companies and people who helped keep Avanti alive.