17 Nov 2009
Saville & Nice and Stephen Morris & Friends 
Two more names join Stephen Morris at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on Friday 27 November. James Nice of LTM and Peter Saville have joined Graeme Park, Ross Mackenzie and Andy Spinoza on the panel for the previously-announced debate at MOSI next week.

The debate starts at 7.30pm on Friday 27 November, doors and bar open 6.30pm.

Ticket prices £l5 in advance, £8 on the door, available at Ticketmaster or call 0844 847 2261 (24 hours).



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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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