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Photograph
Russell Club
1979
A photograph taken from Sounds in 1979 showing the three Factory Records directors, Peter Saville, Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus, standing in front of the Russell Club (or The Factory as it was known on their night).

Photo taken by Kevin Cummins.
Artefact added : 15th August 2007
by jsz
mat Says –
presumably this is the same photoshoot as the more famous shot of them stood outside?
COMMENT ADDED 15th August 2007
middles Says –
Matt, the photoshoot was for a Sounds article I had written featuring Factory and a number of non Fac bands..Ludus, the Passage, Alien Tint among them.
COMMENT ADDED 16th August 2007
middles Says –
PS...there had been a big argument in the Sounds office about this. The general feeling was that nothing of note ever happened in Manchester. Strangely it was Garry Bushell who stood up for the article, gaining it DPS status. The headline, Truth, Justice and the Mancunian Way was the title of an ep by, I think, The Tunes...or maybe Spherical Objects! The Distractions also featured. Not the most lasting collection of bands...but that was the scene at that precise moment and it did help to make the music press look north for a change.
COMMENT ADDED 16th August 2007
Big Block 454 Says –
"Truth, Justice and the Mancunian Way" was by The Tunes - a 12" on Rhesus Records.
COMMENT ADDED 16th August 2007
middles Says –
That's right. Rhesus was run by a guy who used to work for a major...A and M or CBS? He was based in Manchester and was attempting to sign The Thompson Twins, from Chesterfield. He also had The Donkeys, a great little band from Yorkshire.
COMMENT ADDED 16th August 2007
Abigail Says –
Fascinating stuff...
COMMENT ADDED 16th August 2007
Helen Says –
Hi middles...If you wrote for Sounds during this period, I'd be interested in chatting to you if you're agreeable? Drop me an email? As I'm currently writing a book about Magazine, that goes for anyone who may have something of interest to share :) helenchase@googlemail.com
COMMENT ADDED 22nd March 2009
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