14 Oct 2008
Regrets, I've Had A Few 
Tim Booth reveals that James never should have left Factory Records in a revealing interview in Filter: "Back then we thought they were the big record company. It wasn’t till we got to Sire that we realized what a big record company actually is." (Recent James album Hey Ma is dedicated to the late Tony Wilson.)

Booth and bandmate Jim Glennie describe the working relationship with Brian Eno ("We’re the luckiest band in the world"), namecheck some personal favorite James tracks, and travel down memory lane for past (and not so past) music connections.

There are even hints at U.S. tour dates for later this year.

Full article here.

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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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