Oh Happiness You Always Make Me Laugh (Once Upon A Time There Was A Band)
Their debut 7″, “Girls Don’t Count”, was released in July 1980 on Factory Records, produced by Ian Curtis and Rob Gretton of Joy Division. All Section 25 releases would be released through either Factory Records (until the demise of that label), or the subsidiary label Factory Benelux . Their debut LP, Always Now, was released in 1981 and produced by Martin Hannett. It was rumoured to have been housed in the most expensive and elaborate sleeve in the label’s history (designed by Peter Saville) utilising an exclusive ‘marble’ effect design printed on the inner jacket and a fold-out cover that resembled a match-book similar to the cover used by Cabaret Voltaire for their 2×45 album.