26 May 2005
The Durutti Column live @ Fabric, London tonight 
A reminder that The Durutti Column are on at Fabric in London tonight as part of The Taste of Sonar package to promote the forthcoming Sonar festival which takes place in Barcelona in June.

fabric
77 Charterhouse Street
London EC1
Thursday 26th May 2005
09:00 pm to 04:00 am
www.fabriclondon.com

Also, check out the official DC site for Cerysmatic's updated biography "From Dry to Oklahoma with an atlas: A Durutti Column Biography 1992-2005".

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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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