28 Apr 2004
FAC 511: And you forgotten 
Fac 511

And You Forgotten
A Memorial Event for Rob Gretton

23 05 04

A Certain Ratio
Anthony Wilson
Dave Rofe
Doves (acoustic set)

Graeme Park
Jon Dasilva
Mike Pickering
Mr. Scruff

The Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester
Seven Thirty till One am
Tickets £12.50 Plus Booking Fee
Available from Piccadilly Box Office 0161 832 1111
easyInternetcafe, St Ann's Square, Manchester

All proceeds from this event will go to
Manchester Kids for distribution to local charities

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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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