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The Cake Shop Device

Probably one of the most enduring melodies to emerge from the Manchester new wave scene.
Last spotted at the end of a trailer for BBC TV's "The Culture Show".


Reference Numbers:

MEK 1
OBJ 003
FAC 23
Artefact added : 5th August 2008
by Frank
mat Says –
hi frank - can you let me know a bit more about this please? i'm a bit confused!
COMMENT ADDED 3rd October 2008
tenchahoy Says –
This was a fine song. It was by Manchester Mekon.
COMMENT ADDED 2nd July 2009
OT Says –
so it should be under manchester mekon?
COMMENT ADDED 6th July 2009
tenchahoy Says –
yep. they were almost prog!! how many other new wave / punk bands would write a score.....
COMMENT ADDED 6th July 2009
pure_shaw Says –
this is the one that sounds suspiciously like Love Will Tear Us Apart
COMMENT ADDED 6th July 2009
tenchahoy Says –
Not sure about it sounding like joy division?
COMMENT ADDED 10th July 2009
tenchahoy Says –
just re listened to it. see what you mean!
COMMENT ADDED 10th July 2009
Francis Says –
Without wishing to start a copyright war, I have been informed by very reliable sources that Joy Division asked Frank if they could use the melody from this track for one of their songs. Frank said yes, and Love Will Tear Us Apart was born..
COMMENT ADDED 16th October 2011
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