I did a bit of record shopping yesterday and couldn’t resist the (incongruously titled) 12″ Live on a Hot August Night by Crispy Ambulance on On the Factory Benelux label (apparently relegated to Factory’s overseas sub-label as Tony Wilson wasn’t keen). It’s classic Factory – beautifully packaged – a bit cold, a bit trancey and a wee bit psychedelic round the edges. It has prompted me to compile a Factory/FBN playlist and would love to hear others faves or suggestions of some of the more neglected output from 86 Palatine Road. The quality control was a bit erratic (Adventure Babies anyone) but aside from You Know Who there is much to enjoy in the catalogue and some of it has weathered very well indeed I reckon (and thanks to James at LTM/FBN a great deal of it is still ‘in print’) Give this a spin.
(I also want to toss in the suggestion of a FAC-cast as a possible future Afterword Podchat if anyone’s interested…)