10 Nov 2004
A SXXV DVD Details have been announced of the first ever (and hotly-anticipated) Section 25 dvd. The 2 hours plus of footage on the dvd features an early gig at the ICA in London from June 1980, the fully-fledged five piece playing at Minneapolis First Avenue from January 1985 (previously released as Structure Moderne 12 on videocassette) plus excerpts from shows at Fac 51 The Hacienda, Chicago Metro and the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. Topping it all off are several promo clips including the splendid 'Looking From A Hilltop'.

Artist: Section 25

Title: So Far

Label: LTM

Catalogue number: LTMDVD 2429

DVD Region: 0 (NTSC)

Sound format: Dolby Digital 5.1

Release date: 14 February 2005

Thanks to The Crépescule and Factory Pages by Frank Brinkhuis.



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"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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