25 Mar 2009
ACR live at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Sat 4 July 2009 
Following on from the confirmation of their European Tour, A Certain Ratio are confirmed to play Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Saturday 4 July 2009. This is the venue which The Durutti Column recently played on their winter tour.

Tickets are available priced 13.00 from wegottickets.com. This is an over-18s only gig.

Thanks to Andrew on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board.

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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