15 Mar 2006
Morrissey & The Story Of Manchester - A Q Special Edition 
The new Manchester special edition of Q Magazine entitled 'Morrissey and The Story Of Manchester' has hit the streets today and it's packed full of Manchester music stories including:

> Year Zero - The Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall
> Triumph Of The Will - The indefatigable Tony Wilson
> Heart & Soul - Martin Hannett, sonic visionary
> Ode To Joy - the making of Unknown Pleasures
> Lost Inside - Vini Reilly and The Durutti Column
> The Viking - Peter Hook
> Rave On - The Haçienda's early days
> Shameless! - Happy Mondays' acid house glory
> A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu - The making of 24 Hour Party People
> Andrew Berry
> Northside
> Linder
> Doves / Sub Sub
> Atrocity Exhibition - Joy Division artefacts

Plus, on the front inside cover there's a full-page ad for The Hacienda Classics.

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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