Disappointed to hear that Factory Floor will be playing at the 50th anniversary party at the Arnolfini. Disappointed because they’re brilliant, it’s five minutes walk from my flat, it’ll be a fantastic venue for them and…. it’s Saturday September 24th, which means I will be on my way to Liverpool for Labour conference. OK, technically conference doesn’t start till Sunday afternoon, but the train service is different on the Sunday and looks like a journey to avoid if possible. So this is very annoying. I am still toying with should I, shouldn’t I….
A couple of months ago I caught the end half of a short Factory Floor set at The Great Escape in Brighton. Absolutely amazing… Rooted in electronic/ industrial/ dance music of three decades ago, which I was into at the time but think I like even more now. The perfect soundtrack for the bleak times we’re living in…
Here are some of the best…. A few notes. Cabaret Voltaire get two mentions because its quite a leap from Nag Nag Nag to Sensoria, but both great. Video for Sensoria is one of my favourites. And yes, Simple Minds weren’t always pompous stadium rock. And I remembered late last night that I’d forgotten someone really obvious, but have now forgotten again… So apologies, whoever you are.
PS… It’s a great soundtrack to late night motorway driving. Playlist it!
Cabaret Voltaire: Nag Nag Nag
Joy Division: Isolation
Simple Minds: I Travel
D.A.F. Der Mussolini
A Certain Ratio: Do the Du
Human League: Being Boiled (Fast version)
Cabaret Voltaire: Sensoria
23 Skidoo: Coup
Clock DVA: Beautiful Losers
Chakk: Out of the Flesh
Test Department: Compulsion
Mark Stewart and the Mafia: Hysteria
And here’s some Factory Floor for those of you who haven’t stumbled upon them yet. The second one is very different from the first, and yes, it’s very Fall-ish. But I like both.
Factory Floor: Wooden Box
Factory Floor: You Were Always Wrong