4 Nov 2005
8vo: On The Outside book launched 
Thanks to Hamish Muir on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board for the following info about the book 8vo: On The Outside:

"The book was launched at the LCC (LCP) in London last Friday, 28th October, and will be in the shops soon...

'8vo: On the outside' by Mark Holt and Hamish Muir. Lars Muller Publishers. 536 pages, hardcover, 16 x 12 cm, 395 colour illustrations. 32.50 GBP, ISBN 3-03778-019-3 www.lars-muller-publishers.com

Includes in-depth accounts of working for Factory (Durutti Column / Wilson/ Hacienda) and a stage by stage documentation of the design of the Hacienda Four poster and the 'Guitar and Other Machines' album sleeve."

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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