NEW ORDER - WESTERN WORKS Vinyl LP

NEW ORDER - WESTERN WORKS Vinyl LP

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An interesting excerpt from a 2014 University of Sheffield News on-line post regarding the Western Works recording studio at the University of Sheffield:

The John Pemberton Lecture Theatres in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are as close as it is possible to get to site of the former Western Works, where Cabaret Voltaire and countless other pioneering Sheffield industrial and post-punk bands made their mark on the music scene.

From 1978, Cabaret Voltaire rented rooms on the top floor of Western Works, which stood at the corner of Regent Street and Portobello. Having private recording and rehearsal space was unusual for bands of that era, which led to the building becoming a magnet for like-minded groups including Clock DVA, New Order and Lydia Lunch.

But the building was demolished in 1993 and now has a very different use as the home to ScHARR and the University’s Department of Computer Science.