Classic post-punk outfit A Certain Ratio has dusted off and reworked a cover of Talking Heads’ “Houses in Motion” that it recorded with famed Factory Records house producer Martin Hannett in 1980 with the intention that Grace Jones would sing the lead vocal. Check out the cover and its video here.
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What appears to be a treasure trove of aging tapes recorded by legendary postpunk producer Martin Hannett — including material by Joy Division, New Order, The Psychedelic Furs and Magazine — have been “rescued” from a garbage bin and are now being put up for sale by Hannett’s former personal assistant.
The recently revived Factory Benelux next month will reissue the Martin Hannett-produced ‘Swimming’ — the lone album released by Brussels-based post-punk act The Names during its original run — on CD and vinyl, featuring a remastered version of the original 1982 record plus non-album singles and a Peel session.
During his last round of U.S. dates performing Joy Division’s two studio albums last September, Peter Hook dropped by Amoeba Music for an interview in which he discusses the making of ‘Closer,’ working with Martin Hannett, the band’s adoption of synths (‘I’ve never been interested in keyboards. I hate them’) and more.
Slicing Up Eyeballs checks in once again with Peter Hook on the eve of bringing Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ to the U.S., and the bassist says he may next perform ‘Still’ — and could even dip into New Order’s catalog ‘to annoy Bernard even more.’
Martin Hannett help craft the sound of a generation, most notably through his sparse, reverb-heavy production of Joy Division — plus work with other acts from Manchester and beyond, including landmark tracks by OMD, U2 and New Order, as well as the debut single by The Stone Roses.