16 Nov 2003
Weekend playlist 
My copy of Gentle Sound by The Railway Children arrived in the post on Saturday (it's only available direct from railwaychildren.co.uk) and that stayed on the stereo all Saturday. Duly inspired I dug out the original 'Brighter' and 'A Gentle Sound' 12" singles on good old-fashioned vinyl for a spin on Sunday. Jingle jangle pop rock at it's best.

'New York Heroes' is a cd compiled by Moby (apparently his first ever) and came free with the November 2003 edition of Mixmag. It's 12 tracks are all in some way connected with NYC. It contains a preview of the new Voodoo Child album which is the dance alter ego of Moby. The first Voodoo Child album 'The End Of Everything" was great, especially 'Dog Heaven'.



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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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