1 Feb 2006
The Durutti Column live on Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music show - Thursday 2 February 2006 
Vini Reilly will be playing live on the Tom Robinson Evening Sequence tomorrow evening. Expect some solo acoustic tunes and talk about the new album 'Keep Breathing' and more.

Liz Kershaw, also on 6 Music, gave the album a big plug on Sunday when she played a medley of four tracks including 'Nina'.

Catch both shows for one week from the transmission date via the Listen Again feature on the 6 Music website.

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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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