Factory became the great Manchester label; it had Joy Division and Happy Mondays - but mostly it celebrated provocative northern imagination.....
We used to make fun of Wilson and the mantle of grandeur he often assumed, but we knew that in his idiosyncratic and subversive way he was a great and important figure. Good things happened because he was around. This flamboyant, infuriating, pushy hybrid of light entertainer and anarchic Situationist was so in love with life, with music, with ideas, that he infected you with his passion.
Fine words from Morley.http://music.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2146721,00.html#article_continue
As a side note according to Kevin Cummins the Curtis biopic has got all wrong in tone.