7 Oct 2007
Little White Lies: The Control Issue 
The latest issue (#13) of Little White Lies, the "truth and movies" magazines, has a hefty chunk devoted to Control. Articles for your delectation includes:

- The Life of Riley: Look out – Sam the man's a superstar
- Europe's Most Wanted: Alexandra Maria Lara keeps on rising
- Unknown Pleasures: Joy Division, but not as you know them
- Out of Control: When post-punk came to Blackpool
- Hooky's Haçienda: The bass monster remembers caner heaven
- Still Saville: Peter the great on designing a decade


Thanks to JD (no, not them)

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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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