Factory Records second rankers. Much of their output does fit firmly within that template but here are two tracks that strike out on a small but distinctive path. Odd instrumentation, it sounds like there's some recorder within the mix of Fairy Tales.
As for National Pastime, it was only a B Side but I think it's their finest moment. Sounding like Robert Smith fronting New Order with woozy trumpet and tinkling piano thrown in. 'Every time I see your face. I just have to run and hide...' Clearly the nice boy in the class who's never found his voice before, it's gone within two and a half minutes but is a small, imperfectly formed indie moment.