Video > FACT 137 Shorts

FACT 137 Shorts; front cover detail
FACT 137 Shorts; front cover detail

Compilation video featuring some classic examples of the Factory Records approach to promotional films. Particularly of note is the Kalima offering - The Smiling Hour - which was partly filmed in the former Sunley Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester. Having worked there myself for several years it is easily recognisable. Further notables include the original promo for Blue Monday by New Order which includes primitive computer animation which looks like it was done on a ZX Spectrum. The software responsible is rumoured to be the Fac 91 Facsoft program which never made it past the development stage.


Durutti Column - Prayer
Stockholm Monsters - The Longing
The Wake - Talk About the Past
Royal Family & The Poor - British Empire
Section 25 - Back to Wonder
Section 25 - Looking From a Hilltop
Kalima - The Smiling Hour
Jazz Defektors - Hanki Panki
Quando Quango - Tingle
52nd Street - Can't Afford (To Let You Go)
New Order - Blue Monday (original version)

FACT 137 Shorts; back cover detail
FACT 137 Shorts; back cover detail