Monday, 30 April 2012


I don't think you can go into Subcultures without acknowledging the massive subculture Manchester (MADCHESTER) created for itself. Tony Wilson started up Factory records and in doing so created this 'enigma' that everyone who wasn't in Manchester wanted to be a part of. The Manchester scene has still left it's mark today still influences a lot of people, it massively influenced my taste in music. They created a whole image, Peter Saville being the force behind this, clean simple and new at the time, just like the scene. 24 Hour Party People is a really great film that shows The Hacienda/Factory community. Punk was what really started of Factory, that legendary Sex Pistols gig that is said to have been attended by; Tony Wilson, Joy Division, The Smiths and The Fall (and Mick Hucknall..) before these bands had even formed, apparently this gig being the pivotal moment when they decided to go of and form bands/record labels. They separated themselves of from punk though courtesy of Peter Saville and his excellent design skills. The drug scene which The Hacienda attracted was ultimately it's downfall in the mid 90's, it has since been started up again.

More can be read on this here
(Sorry I don't have a scanner at home, just used my phone for photos) From Looking for the light through the pouring rain

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