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I Thought I Heard You Speak : Women at Factory Records

Audrey Golden

I Thought I Heard You Speak : Women at Factory Records

White Rabbit
  • *signed* book

    Released: 16th Jun 2023


A damning tale of dodging violence, standing up for yourself, and fighting for recognition in a male-dominated world.

Golden scoops up the enlightening yet untold stories from a slew of underappreciated yet utterly vital contributors to one of the greatest stories in music history.

It will be looked upon as one of the most important books written about the Factory organisation, maybe even the final word.” - Louder Than War

Featuring contributions from Gillian Gilbert, Gina Birch, Cath Carroll, Penny Henry and over fifty more interviewees. Factory Records has become the stuff of legend. The histories of the label have been told from many perspectives, from visual catalogues and memoirs to exhibitions. Yet no indepth history has ever been told from the perspectives of the women who were integral to Factory's cultural significance and its success. Factory Records is truly distinctive when it comes to the ways in which women played key roles in nearly every aspect of the label and its ethos. An oral history with far-reaching and local audiences in mind, speaking broadly to the roles women played in late twentieth-century culture.