Factory from Joy Division to Happy Mondays BBC documentary

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Factory from Joy Division to Happy Mondays BBC documentary

Postby markus » 24 Sep 2007 18:47

This essential documentary on the rise and fall of Factory Records is being repeated tonight on BBC 4 at 21:00 and 01:30 UK time. There's at least one torrent out there too. Pacific State is lengthily featured during Hacienda footage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/factory/
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Postby 808state's Tartan Army » 25 Sep 2007 01:57

Nice one Markus, cheers. I've put it on and am waiting for Pacific. :D
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Postby solarex » 25 Sep 2007 08:18

Superb. Might just be another sweat and tears docu. I'm sorry to say that 24 Hour Party People was disliked to an extend. This could be what I was really looking for.

Thanks for posting. Will look out tonight.
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Postby SteveC » 25 Sep 2007 11:06

Thanks for the reminder. I missed it first time around.

Great docu, very funny in places from the Mondays escapades in the Bahamas to the money losing sleeve designs on factory records.

Pacific was probably the longest featured track, a good 2 minutes of clever editing with hacienda footage.

What if 808 had signed to Factory............??
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Postby SteveC » 25 Sep 2007 11:12

SteveC wrote:Pacific was probably the longest featured track, a good 2 minutes of clever editing with hacienda footage.


Actually it was 2mins and 38 secs according to the link :P
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Postby nickking » 25 Sep 2007 11:31

SteveC wrote:What if 808 had signed to Factory............??


They'd have lost a lot of money... :P
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Postby graham » 25 Sep 2007 12:08

though we made the odd daft discision ,i think we got off lightly compared to some other MCR acts...It certainly explains some of N.O s odd behavior.
Any one read David Nolans Bernard Sumner biog yet , I had a flick thru at the Airport the other day and the discog doesnt mention Ex El though theres a colaboration section..thats a bit slack!..put me off buying it..
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Postby SteveC » 25 Sep 2007 16:53

I just wondered if the Kudos of being linked to Factory would have outweighed any losses in the early years. The Mondays and New Order turned around their fortunes, maybe 808 would have been in the eye of record labels more and used the Factory era as a way of keeping them in the public eye. Still we'll never know, but you can't argue with 7/8 albums over a 14 year period.
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Postby solarex » 25 Sep 2007 18:43

I have got a copy and previewed the first 5-10 minuttes. I am already suffering the chills. This has got to be one amazing show, that I will pick a special occation to watch one of the days.

I think the Tony Wilson interview have been performed on one of the better days during his illness. He does not look well and speaks kind of weakly. Very sad indeed.
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Postby markus » 26 Sep 2007 15:31

SteveC wrote:What if 808 had signed to Factory............??

Graham sort of answered this one in this posting :
"But in the end it came down to us choosing between ZTT and Factory ,We had a long meeting @ Factory but there seemed to be more of a plan @ZTT
and Factory could seem like a ghost office sometimes.
Good job as Factory went bust a year later."
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Postby markus » 27 Sep 2007 12:00

solarex wrote:I think the Tony Wilson interview have been performed on one of the better days during his illness. He does not look well and speaks kind of weakly. Very sad indeed.

Besides the fact that Tony's voice had become weak, for some reason the sound quality of the TV broadcast is very bad too, especially during the Wilson interview. Strangely the out-takes on the websitesound fine.
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Postby markus » 02 Feb 2008 16:48

This is being repeat tonight at 23:10 UK time on BBC2.
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