And lo and it is music and lo it is freely given to thou that art on mine friends list

All stemming from a chat about my music memorabilia CD of the 80s, available with both words and music somewhere on this journal.

It was one of my padawans mylefteye, who mentioned that the 80s weren’t exactly strong for music and named a lot of bands that didn’t have a lot of substance. Although I agree with him in principal, there was much goodness that came out of the 80s. It was Factory’s heyday for one.

Factory Records were created in Manchester and released lots of top quality stuff. I won’t go into the ins and outs of the company here, as that would take all day but they were responsible for bringing three of my favourite bands into the public realm: New Order, Joy Division and ACR (A Certain Ratio).

I thought I’d just put together a few of my fave tunes from a collection Factory Records put together in 1991, entitled Palpatine Palatine (the company office was on Palatine Road in Manchester) and give you a taste of the stuff that came out of their doors.

Mark’s Palatine Selection

About Mark S. Deniz

English teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company, Morrigan Books and imprint, Gilgamesh Press. Also cycles, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

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