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A Rough Trade Book of the Year

Longlisted for the Penderyn Prize 

The untold history of women's work at the iconoclastic Factory Records, told entirely in their voices.

I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SPEAK: WOMEN AT FACTORY RECORDS
by Audrey Golden

I Thought I Heard You Speak by Audrey Golden

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Audrey Golden

Writer

Audrey Golden is a New York-based author, journalist, and editor whose work focuses on music, politics, and popular culture. She is also station manager of Louder Than War Radio where she presents a weekly show, Breaking Glass, which highlights women in all aspects of the music industry.

 

Audrey holds a PhD in literary studies from the University of Virginia, a JD from Wake Forest University School of Law, and a BA from Wesleyan University. She has given public lectures at the Coolidge Corner Theatre and has taught courses at the University of Virginia, Coe College, Simmons University, and Columbia University. 

She is currently writing Shouting Out Loud: Lives of the Raincoats, to be published by White Rabbit (UK) and Hachette Books (US) in 2025, and Queercore for the 33 1/3 Genre Series.

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Press

Radio and Podcast Interviews
Reviews
  • "The Forgotten Women Who Built a '90s Rave Scene" — VICE review of I Thought I Heard You Speak: Women At Factory Records by Kelly Bishop

  • Kiran Dass reviews I Thought I Heard You Speak: Women At Factory Records for The Wire

  • Jo Hutton reviews I Thought I Heard You Speak: Women At Factory Records for Electronic Sound

  • Clare Wadd on I Thought I Heard You Speak in Caught by the River

Features and Excerpts
  • "Gillian Gilbert on her journey with New Order," excerpt in The Guardian

  • Jessica Beard on Audrey Golden's I Thought I Heard You Speak: Women At Factory Records — Maggot Brain

  • "It's Often the Silent Voices That Have the Most Interesting Stories," feature by Avril Cadden in Paninaro Magazine

In an industry that primarily dismisses or conveniently forgets the vast contributions of women, I am delighted that this book exists. Bravo Audrey Golden. Thank you for bearing witness.

SHIRLEY MANSON,

Musician

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