A very rare Factory release from July 1980 (38 years ago), the debut, 3 -track 7″ from Section 25. Edition of 3,000 in a tracing paper sleeve that was assembled in a workshop for the deaf ! (Mike must have loads of money to afford this!!!) Contemporaries of Joy Division this was produced by Rob Gretton (Joy Division’s manager) and Ian Curtis.
Originally from Poulton-Le-Fylde near Blackpool consisting of brothers Larry Cassidy (bass, vocals) and Vincent Cassidy (drums) and on this release Paul Wiggin on guitar. They were a Factory staple, almost becoming a bit of a house band for the label changing their sound to more electronica as the 80’s progressed.
On the main track shouty lyrics over a bleak guitar soundscape with a metro-nomic bassline and whip crack percussion, a bit like Bauhaus. “Knew Noise” is more dancey in a Post Punk kinda way, P.I.L. via Wire. Final track “Up To You” has even more buzz saw guitar with the repetitive lyrics over a psycho funk beat.
Factory – FAC 18
|A||Girls Don’t Count||4:16|
|B2||Up To You||4:00|