Manchester: 1990. 19 pp. Xerox. Saddle stapled. Item #5175
A Happy Mondays fan named Jim created this zine and sent the first copy to Factory Records head, Tony Wilson, requesting that it receive a FAC catalog number. Wilson returned the zine to the fan, along with a “white label” copy of the Happy Mondays 7” single “Hallelujah,” and notified him that the zine was given a catalog number of FAC 239. Featuring band photos, writing, original artwork and more, this zine exemplifies Factory’s independence and willingness to put a matrix number on items far outside the purview of other record labels.