1 Jun 2009
Brain Dead 
According to MDMA Archive:

"Manchester International Festival is urgently looking for fans of World of Twist and Happy Mondays to work on the Jeremy Deller commission 'Procession' on the 5th July."

"MIF want fans to hold and walk with one of two banners which say 'I miss the World of Twist' and 'Your rendering thats scaffolding dangerous (sic)'."

'Fans' are invited to email procession@mif.co.uk, either to take part or to tell them who Shaun Ryder was actually quoting...

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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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