15 Apr 2005
They are the Young Offenders 
www.youngoffendersinstitute.com has been updated with:

- the wonderful things that journalists have been writing about the band (some of which bring a tear to the eye)
- new photos
- new gig dates

Thursday 21 April will be the band's biggest Manchester headliner yet, at Jabez Clegg, 2 Portsmouth St, off Oxford Road. It will be a riot. Hopefully not literally.

Tickets are 5.00/4.00 pounds from ents24.com

And finally, The Young Offenders Institute's debut single, We're The Young Offenders, will be released on F4 Records on 30 May.

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Thanks to the Young Offenders Institute newsletter.

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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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