24 Jun 2005
A Certain Ratio live @ Cargo 
A Certain Ratio will play at Cargo, London EC2 on Thursday 11 August 2005. This performance ties in with 3 ACR LPs that have just hit the shops. 2005 has seen the re-release of 'ACR Live In America' on Melodic Records during May. The band's fourth release, 'I'd Like To See You Again' was re-released by LTM in June 2005 and a new release – 'ACR Live in Holland' (again through LTM) in July. Listen to audio samples frmo these 3 albums via www.muffjam.com.

This is ACR's first London performance for 2 years. The show will also include the rare opportunity for true fans to see them perform with the original hand made Standard 8 visuals used during some of their first ever shows in 1978.

A Certain Ratio with DJ support from Greg Wilson + Muffjam residents Sam Seed and Mr Tasty

Kingsland Viaduct
83 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY

Date: Thursday 11 August 2005
Time: 7pm – 1am
Cost: 12.00 GBP on the door on in advance from Ticket Web via www.muffjam.com

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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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