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New OrderSub-Culture

Label:Factory – fac 133
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Style:Electro, Synth-pop



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Only available in a generic slick black die-cut sleeve.

- published by bemusic/warner bros music.
- a factory record

Durations do not appear on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variation 1): FAC 133 A1 MPO TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variation 1): FAC 133 B1 MPO TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variation 2): FAC 133 A1x MPO TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variation 2): FAC 133 B1x MPO TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variation 3): FAC 133 A1 MPO TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variation 3): FAC 133 B1x MPO TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variation 4): FAC 133 A2 MPO TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variation 4): FAC 133 B2 MPO TOWNHOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 23)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Sub-Culture (12", 45 RPM, Single, SRC Pressing)Qwest Records, Qwest Records, Qwest Records0-20390, 9 20390-0 A, 9 20390-0US1985
Sub-Culture (12")FactoryFACX 24Canada1985
Sub-Culture (7", 45 RPM)Factory, Factory7 FAC 133, 7 fac 133Belgium1985
Sub-Culture (7", 45 RPM, Single)Factoryfac 133UK1985
Sub-Culture (12", 45 RPM)Factory Records Australasia, FactoryFAC 133New Zealand1985


greenlee24's avatar
Edited 3 months ago
I HATE his vocals on the album version. Sounds like he's singing in bed.
shuttleman's avatar
The alternative story is that Peter Saville was not commissioned to do a sleeve for this release.
It was rushed released with the intention of looking like dance record/import release 12”.
I have a friend who was working in retail at the time and the record literally turned up one week virtually unannounced, apparently.
Neasden's avatar
I wonder what kind of professional was this Peter character.
Was it up for designers to judge those matters. Plain silly.
The single version, the 12" version and the respective dubs are absolutely great,
and far better than the sloppy Album version in Low-Life.
PatronSaintofScratch's avatar
Nice type on label but not much else of a cover due to Saville's dislike for the remix. Album track far superior. The Pet Shop Boys owe a lot in sound and style to this one!
pyenapple's avatar
The remix here drives me crazy. I can not listen to it without the way Robie treated the synth completely throwing the rhythm of the track off for me, the way it emphasizes the offbeat so hugely that it sounds like it was mixed and mastered incorrectly. I challenge you to listen to it carefully and check out what he's adding on the offbeat through most of the song, it's...just amazingly off-balance, a real trainwreck. Honestly, if the level of that one track had been properly adjusted, it'd be a fine enough remix, but... yeah. Bad.
Bong's avatar
I have two copies of FAC133 that both were bought in Sweden. They are almost identical to this release except that they have MPO scratched out. I suspect that these are pressed in Sweden using stampers made from the UK master. Many other Swedish New Order releases were pressed this way but they are easier to distinguish.
rev.robert's avatar
there was no sleeve made for this 12" because peter saville hated it, and refused to design anything.