Factory Records Artists

ISBN 13: 9781156270028

Factory Records Artists

9781156270028: Factory Records Artists

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Joy Division, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Happy Mondays, James, The Durutti Column, Electronic, Martin Hannett, Cabaret Voltaire, 52nd Street, Section 25, Wim Mertens, Kevin Hewick, Graham Fitkin, A Certain Ratio, Cath Carroll, The Distractions, Steve Martland, Anna Domino, Quando Quango, The Wake, ESG, The Railway Children, The Other Two, Revenge, Blurt, Crispy Ambulance, Stockholm Monsters, The Wendys, Shark Vegas, Stanton Miranda, Walter Hus, Northside, The Names, John Dowie, Piers Adams, Miaow, The Adventure Babies, Ad Infinitum. Excerpt: New Order were an English musical group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesisers), Peter Hook (bass, synthesisers) and Stephen Morris (drums, electronic drums, synthesisers). New Order was formed by the remaining members of Joy Division following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. They were soon joined by keyboard player Gillian Gilbert. New Order combined New Wave and electronic dance, and became one of the most critically acclaimed and highly influential bands of the 1980s. Though New Order's early years were shadowed by the legacy of Joy Division, their immersion, with help from Morris D. Temple, in the New York City club scene of the early 1980s increased their knowledge of dance music. The band's 1983 hit "Blue Monday" saw them fully embrace dance music, synthesisers and drum machines, and is the best-selling 12-inch single of all time. New Order were the flagship band for Factory Records, and their minimalist album sleeves and non-image reflected the label's aesthetic of doing whatever the relevant parties wanted to do, including an aversion to including singles as album tracks. The band has often been acclaimed by fans, critics and other musicians as a highly influential force in the alternative rock, dance and rave music scenes....

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