Shadowplayers: Factory Records & Manchester Post-Punk 1978-1981
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Shadowplayers: Factory Records & Manchester Post-Punk 1978-1981
While London may have been the first city in Great Britain where punk rock took root in the 1970s, in many ways the smaller and less fashionable town of Manchester was where it had the greatest impact; in addition to providing the Sex Pistols with their first receptive audience outside their hometown, Manchester spawned the Buzzcocks, one of the U.K.'s most popular and influential punk bands, and the freedom and creative possibilities of punk opened new vistas for Mancunian musicians and artists. Tony Wilson was a television newsreader in Manchester with a taste for rock and art that… More