15 Mar 2006
Record Losses - Peter Saville on Power, Corruption and Lies 
Alice Rawsthorn, in the New York Times, talks about the important role record covers play in our recollections of our favourite images.

Peter Saville explains what his sleeve for New Order's Power, Corruption and Lies means to him: "I've often thought that if 'Power, Corruption & Lies' had been a mediocre album, people might have said the cover was interesting, but they wouldn't have called it a classic. It's the fusion of great imagery and great music which makes them both seem much more memorable."

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Thanks to OMNY for spotting.

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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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