Factory: Manchester from Joy Division To Happy Mondays

 Vimeo Direktmadchester, via Audioporn Central

Ein sehr netter Mensch hat die toller 2007er BBC-Doku „Factory: Manchester from Joy Division To Happy Mondays“ mit Interviews mit Tony Wilson und Peter Saville bei Vimeo hochgeladen. Der Film zeigt die volle Packung Post-Punk und Madchester rund um das Factory-Label und den legendären Club Haçienda.

In a dark, northern city in the late 70s, five dreamers built a record label (Factory), three classic bands (Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays), and Britain’s first super club: The Hacienda. Led by Tony Wilson, they created a unique collision between conceptual art and street music. This is the story of how a TV presenter (Wilson), an out of work actor (Alan Erasmus), an art student (Peter Saville), a DJ (Rob Gretton) and an aspiring record producer (Martin Hannett) pioneered Britain’s independent pop culture, imagined a new Manchester, and blew a shed-load of money.

Featuring an extensive interview with Factory’s creative genius Anthony Wilson who sadly died Friday 10 August 2007, this 90 minute documentary celebrates the triumph, tragedy and human comedy that was Factory and is a fitting tribute to Wilson’s contribution to British pop culture and to Manchester.