I didn't get the horse pop/Hacienda connection at the end. Can you enlighten the unwashed masses, please?
That would be morally equivalent to explaining a joke.
I figured the probability of getting an explanation was approaching zero, but nothing ventured, nothing gained, etc., etc. All is clear now, thanks.
Start at http://jwz.livejournal.com/1108572.html to understand the joke. But be careful, the rabbit hole runs deep.
The Hacienda is now a block of posh flats. The BBC made a documentary a few years ago which was quite interesting. http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/factory/