15 Jun 2005
The Durutti Column for Dpercussion 
The Durutti Column is one of a host of Manchester bands playing the free Dpercussion festival at Castlefield on 6 August. Bez's group Domino Bones is also in the line-up. There will be 5 stages and 100 artists and over 40,000 people are expected.

Line-up includes:

Badly Drawn Boy
Black Twang
Broke N English
Domino Bones
The Durutti Column
Fear of Music
Stephen Fretwell
The Longcut
Mitchell Brothers
My Computer


Thanks to Mike and Phil.



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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