31 Dec 2008
Moist 08 
Philip Glass - Dancepieces; Koyaanisqatsi; Satyagraha; Glassworks
Can - Tago Mago; Ege Bamyasi
The Fall - various
Mark Stewart & The Maffia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice
Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth
Public Image Ltd - First Edition
Chrome - The Visitation; Alien Soundtracks
Portishead - Third

B******s Premier League (champions of England)
UEFA Champions League (champions of Europe)
The FIFA Club World Cup (champions of The World)
UEFA Euro 2008
IOC XXIX Olympic Games/Paralympic Games
The FIA Formula One Championship

Sopcast
BBC iPlayer

Cannondale
Decathlon

Sarah Brown - Vegetarian Kitchen (as ever).

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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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