3 Sep 2006
The Durutti Column - Update September 2006 
A message from KOOKY Records:

Sub-Group Newsletter

The next Durutti Column Sub-Group Newsletter is on schedule for the end of the year but as we've some exciting news we thought you'd appreciate a quick update. Those who have not bought the second CD subscription, it is now available. More details are available by emailing kookydiscs@btinternet.com.

Vini Reilly solo show Friday 3rd November with FREE TEN TRACK CD!!

KOOKY Records is ten years old and to celebrate we're putting on a show at the Soundhaus* in Northampton on Friday 3 November 2006.

We're very proud to announce that VINI REILLY has agreed to headline with his first solo show for what is several years. It should be a special night. Support will come from GNAC and THE RETRO SPANKEES.

To celebrate, admission will also include a FREE TEN TRACK CD - not available in the shops. While the track-listing is still to be finalised VINI REILLY / THE DURUTTI COLUMN have given us two exclusive tracks just for this compilation which is likely to also feature exclusive tracks from GNAC, PRAM, THE RETRO SPANKEES amongst others.

Please come. We'll make you very welcome. Tickets will be on sale soon, priced at GBP 10.00, from the Soundhaus ticket office (the Underground) on 01604 604020. Entry to KOOKY10 will also admit you to the after gig club night** where the young people enjoy indie hits into the small hours. So you've got lots of options...

Vini Reilly and Durutti Column Memorabilia

We're also hoping to have a stall at the show with some of Vini's own Durutti Column collectibles at sensible prices. All will come with a letter of authenticity signed by Vini, so bring your pocket money. I do not have any details on specific items at this time but will do so nearer the show.

Sporadic Three - New Album out 2007 - pre-release at solo show only

Sporadic Three is due for release early in 2007. It's the usual eclectic collection of rarities, versions, exclusives, and absolute stunners - running in the same vein as the previous two. It will be released officially next year, however, it will be made available for one night only at the show! Sub-Group members will have the chance to purchase it before it goes on general release early next year.

Phew. That's it. Hope to see you all at KOOKY10 on 3rd November.

Phil and Alex KOOKY

* The Soundhaus has a capacity of 400 and is well positioned in Northampton with adjacent free parking. More details on getting there etc at www.thesoundhaus.com. Please book early to avoid disappointment. The Retro Spankees, who are from Northampton, routinely fill the venue to their shows, hence the need to give you advance notice. Vini will headline and will be on around 9.30pm.

** We're still investigating the venue for our after-show 'do' but it will be within walking distance of the venue.



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"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.

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