8 Sep 2006
Peter Saville on the Banksy / Paris Hilton cd sabotage 
Cerysmatic never thought it would see the day when Paris Hilton and Peter Saville would be mentioned in the same news story but Saville was one of those asked to comment on Banksy's latest work (a satirical reworking of the cover of Hilton's new album) by The Sunday Times. Casting some doubts on the authenticity of and the reasoning behind the work Saville said "I haven't seen the actual doctored CD myself but someone I know has, and they said they thought it looks a bit too clever to be a genuine anarchic intervention."


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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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