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Showing posts with label Joy Division. Show all posts
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Thursday, 18 August 2022

Joy Division Ian Curtis street art mural Manchester

Joy Division Ian Curtis street art mural Manchester 

Joy Division ian curtis mural

Northern  Quarter 

75 Port St, Manchester M1 2EG, UK

Artist Akse

Ian Curtis

Portrait of Joy Division front man Ian Curtis







Original picture (above)

Updated pictures (below)










 

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Tony Wilson Mr. Manchester Mural









A striking mural depicting Factory Records founder Tony Wilson has appeared in south Manchester.

The artwork has been painted on the side of the Mensroom Barbershop, in Withington village

Wilson was behind some of Manchester's most successful bands. He was one of the five co-founders of Factory Records and the founder and manager of the Ha├žienda nightclub. Wilson was known as "Mr Manchester",[1][2] dubbed as such for his work in promoting the culture of Manchester throughout his career.

Wilson was the manager of many bands, including A Certain Ratio and the Durutti Column, and was part owner and manager of Factory Records, home of Happy Mondays, Joy Division and New Order – the band managed by friend and business partner Rob Gretton. He also founded and managed the Ha├žienda nightclub and Dry Bar, together forming a central part of the music and cultural scene of Manchester.[citation needed] The scene was termed "Madchester" in the late 1980s and early 1990s.



 

Friday, 10 December 2021

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Folie aka Cookie Love – Volta Lab Studios

Folie aka Cookie Love – Volta Lab Studios







 Manchesters Cookie Love paints in variety of mediums from body paint to spray paint. Her artist name ‘Folie‘ derives from the French for ‘madness’ and is her means of celebrating the relationship between mental health and art. Her mural on the side of the Volta Lab studios is a what she describes as a nudge to women in music and their under-representation. Her ‘Girls to the Front‘ message is about just that.

The mural also depicts a reference to Rochdales former Ashfield Valley Flats taking the form of a mixing desk. Famed for their links to the punk and alternative music scene they had nonetheless soon gained a notorious reputation which ultimately led to their demolition by 1992. Three of the tower blocks still survive in the town as Stoneyvale Court with the rest of the area becoming Sandbrook Park.

Another element of the mural celebrates Volta Lab Studios itself. An unassuming building it has a rich history as part of the Manchester music scene. Playing host to various iterations of recording studios of the years, it has recorded the likes of Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Elbow and the Stone Roses. The pulsing radio signal seen in her work is a reference to that. Taken from Joy Divisions 1979 album cover ‘Unknown Pleasures‘ it was recorded at the studio. A further random fact associated with that particular image is that it was taken from the first recorded pulsating signal recorded from deep space. It was discovered by Jocelyn Bell in 1967 and initially called LGM-1 (Little Green Men) as it was believed by others to be alien. It wasn’t of course but it’s an interesting story

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