Taped

Michael is more than happy for me to share with you the Factory cassette given away with Select magazine in 1991. If your eyesight can’t make out the text from the inlay card above you’ve got songs by Northside, New Order, Cath Carroll, Happy Mondays, The Wendys, Revenge, Electronic and Vini Reilly. A mixed bag but definitely worth grabbing. All the songs can be found here as individual files. The tape was given a Factory catalogue number, a real honour. The Factory catalogue numbering system is worth a post of its own at some point I think.

You can also get Michael’s mp3s of the Creation Records compilation tape here (Sheer Taft, Love Corporation, Boo Radleys, Swervedriver, Slowdive, The Telescopes, Teenage Fanclub, Silverfish and Bill Drummond, almost all rare, out-of-print songs). If you click here you can find the Secret Tracks 2 compilation (Primal Scream, Ride, St Etienne, One Dove, Aphex Twin, Lush and Frank Black amongst others). All transferred from gloriously hissy cassette, Drew’s favourite format. Dive in.

Moves Like You

Factory Friday. Reader Michael recently got in touch. He kindly pointed me in the direction of some mp3s he had of various cassettes that came with Select magazine, including the Factory Records one (which had the honour of a Factory catalogue number, FAC 305c. These things matter.) Two of the songs on the tape are by Factory legend Cath Carroll. Originally a member of Manchester’s punk band Glass Animals, later renamed Gay Animals, they had the intention of being ‘the lesbian Rolling Stones’. To a bit more acclaim she formed Miaow who were on the famous NME indie compilation c86 (possibly at least partly through her connections as an NME writer). Miaow signed to Factory in 1987 but disbanded a year later. Cath recorded a solo album for Factory- England Made Me released in 1991. This song is a lovely piece of indie-electropop. Tony Wilson always said she should have been a massive star.

Moves Like You

Michael has links for the full Factory cassette, the Secret Tracks compilation and the Creation one too. I’ll check to see if he doesn’t mind you having a look at them. Sharing is caring.