03 Apr - Moonlight Club, West Hampstead, London (w/ Joy Division, Kevin Hewick and Blurt)
Additional: Factory Records Shareholders' Analysis on Factory By Moonlight - see transcript below
FACTORY BY MOONLIGHT
SHAREHOLDERS ANALYSIS NO. 3
THE MOONLIGHT CLUB
APRIL 2 – 4, 1980
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2nd
COMPERE: Arthur McDonald, Rob Gretton
FIRST BAND: "The Royal Family" - From Liverpool. Third wave S.I. Good Richard Boon quote in Time Out. Previous outing on walls. FACT 24. July 80
SECOND BAND: "Crawling Chaos" - From Tyneside or somewhere. Heavy modern. First single, 'Sex Machine', FAC 17 due soon.
THIRD BAND: "Section 25' - From Blackpool (some Manchester label) First single, FAC 18 due soon - seven months late. Precedes Metal Box.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3rd
COMPERE: Ted Milton.
FIRST BAND: "Blurt". Recently described as dance fodder from Stroud. Fair enough. Pisses on James Chance. Age not beauty. One side of Double LP F24.
SECOND BAND: "Kevin Hewick'~ Pitch for ' 81. From Leicester. Father, milkman... co-op. Thou must not covet another man's haystack, FACT 24.
THIRD BAND: "A Certain Ratio". ‘Between Nazareth and A Certain Ratio, I choose The Clash' (NME). Worn out hack hits button. FAC 5, 16, 22(June).
FRIDAY, APRIL 4th
COMPERE: John Dowie.
FIRST BAND: "John Dowie" - From Bacup (ACR from Manchester, honest) Fresh from triumphant ICA. Premieres opera on death. FAC 2, 19 (feather sleeve)
SECOND BAND: "X-O-Dus": From Moss Side. Proving it is only possible to play real english reggae when you live in the same town as James Anderton.11.
THIRD BAND: "The Durutti Column" - Backing tapes prepared by Vini Reilly and Eric (Tiller) Random. Regards New H. Revolution studios. 45rnins. Fac 2/14
In "FACTORY BY MOONLIGHT" we'd also like to premiere Factory's first full length feature teen-exploitation movie; "Too young to know, too wild to care", but we are running behind schedule. The lady who's meant to be writing the script (and work for M.M.) has gone missing, with fifty quid, and her script. Life's tough.
We apologise to those people who bought in thinking they'd get to see Joy Division. It is an object lesson in not believing anything you read in the music papers. “Joy Division" have been banned as a result of their appalling behaviour on the night of Sunday 23rd March. The idea that it was a promo gimmick for FAC 19 doesn't explain the jam on the van doors. Have a nice night. the Factory.