Various Artists, 'Fac. Dance: 12" Mixes and Rarities 1980-1987' (Strut)

Fac. Dance: 12
Critical Mass
Release Date: October 24, 2011
Label: Strut

by Mike Powell

Joy Division, New Order, and Happy Mondays: Manchester-based, Factory Records bands who built careers by asserting that post-punk's rigor and austerity was not altogether different from disco's. This comp presumes that you already have the essential stuff and are ready for the B-sides. The obscurity of Quando Quango's "Love Tempo" is unjust; the obscurity of a "nitromix" for a band that released one single on the label is probably just natural selection.

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