Version Francoise

Ed Ball co-formed Television Personalities with Dan Treacy during the punk period, set about Bill Grundy, Part Time Punks, Syd Barratt amongst others and set up their own record label. Ball also formed The Times who released records regularly between 1980 and 1999. While finding a home at Creation in the 80s and 90s Ball found the time to record various (sometimes tongue-in-cheek) celebrations of acid house, drug culture and Manchester/London at the time. This is Lundi Bleu, his version of New Order’s Blue Monday with Bernard Sumner’s lyrics translated into French. It’s a post-acid house, 8 minute monster which finds time to turn into Neil Young’s After The Goldrush at the end. Very lovely and very of it’s time. Art Dept IAMT, currently in Nuremburg, this one’s for you.

The Times – Lundi Bleu (Man New Age Mod Mix).mp3

Television Personalities ‘Look Back In Anger’

Dan Treacy of Television Personalities has had a chequered life and career, including drugs, prison, Creation Records, Part Time Punks and Bill Grundy. This is very basic, very lo-fi, and very, very good. I love it when you can hear fingers moving on and off guitar strings.