4 Nov 2004
Deeply Durutti 
Vini Reilly is interviewed for a new Granada TV film which goes out in the ITV NW region on 19 November at 11.30pm. Vini talks about The Durutti Column's appearance at the Deeply Vale Festival in July 1978 [thanks to Chris Hewitt for the correction]. Other participants include Luke Bainbridge [OMM], Jimi Goodwin [Doves], Alan Hempsall [Crispy Ambulance], Graham Massey [Biting Tongues / 808 State], Andy McCluskey [OMD] and Mark E Smith [The Fall].

Vini also appears on Tom Robinson's BBC 6Music show any day soon. More details as avaiable.

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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)

The Durutti Column