An Ideal for Dying

In 24 Hour Party People one of the running jokes was that designer Peter Saville was always late getting jobs finished (eg: delivering the invites for The Hacienda’s opening party on the night itself) so there’s something nicely fitting about it taking him three years to do Tony Wilson’s headstone. And what a beautiful thing it is.

You can see it at Manchester’s Southern Cemetery.

A Certain Ratio were also treated as a bit of a joke in the movie (though not as much as poor Vini Reilly) but I loved them and think this might be my favourite record ever released on Factory.

Download: Flight — A Certain Ratio

(Story and picture via Creative Review)


8 thoughts on “An Ideal for Dying”

  1. Someone on the Creative Review post said that the big space in the middle was convenient, because it left room for someone to write “wanker.” Wilson would have repeated that story for years, were he still around to do so. A man who provokes such responses will always be missed.


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