18 Nov 2008
Quiffs, Riffs and Tiffs and... 
There is an opportunity to attend a free, exclusive screening of Joy Division: The Documentary at Salford Museum and Art Gallery as part of the "Quiffs, Riffs and Tiffs" exhibition, which explores music-making in Salford over the last 50 years.

The film will be preceded by a private view of the exhibition, and followed by a book signing of '1 Top Class Manager' by Lesley Gilbert of Anti-Archivists.

The event is FREE, but tickets are extremely limited. They can be obtained by phoning Quay tickets on 0870 428 0785. Tickets will be held on the door of the museum for all attendees.

This is a Salford Film Festival event, hosted in association with Manchester District Music Archive.

Date:
Thursday 20th November 2008

Venue:
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Peel Park
The Crescent
Salford, M5 4WU

Times:
5pm-6pm: Private viewing of 'Quiffs, Tiffs & Riffs'
6.15-7.45: Joy Division: The Documentary
7.45 onwards: Book signing of '1 Top Class Manager' and the chance to mingle.

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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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