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Friday, December 2, 2011

More Treasures from the Factory Archives

Posted by on Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 3:31 PM

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  • Factory/Strut

Strut released FAC. Dance, a 23-track collection of Factory Records mixes and rarities from 1980-87, on 10/25, and they've continued to distribute a variety of streams, videos, and other material since then (the digital edition adds three bonus tracks). Here's the latest batch, with an emphasis on A Certain Ratio.

A Certain Ratio- Wild Party (from Fac. Dance) by Strut

Fac. Dance Bill Brewster Factory Records Mini-Mix by Strut

Bill Brewster compiled and annotated FAC. Dance in conjunction with Factory Records Ltd.

A Certain Ratio formed in Manchester in 1977, and they're still active (if not to the same extent as their neighbors in the Fall). In November, they even played a hometown gig to celebrate their 33 1/3 anniversary. According to this review, ACR "had 99% of the audience freaking out like their lives depended on it."

Follow them on Twitter here. Tagline: "Everybody else says post-punk funk."



Not included on the collection (the other ACR track is "Knife Slits Water").


A few weeks ago, Strut also sent a stream of a song ("Pretenders of Love") by Berlin-based duo Shark Vegas, but I didn't like it as much. Decide for yourself here, where the label has included a new interview with SV's Mark Reeder.

 

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Dean Fawkes 1
Post of the month?
Posted by Dean Fawkes http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Author?oid=479789&section=Blogs on December 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM · Report this
Kathy Fennessy 2
That mix! So good.
Posted by Kathy Fennessy http://kathleencfennessy.blogspot.com/ on December 2, 2011 at 8:34 PM · Report this

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