16 Apr 2010
Kerr, Terrell & Topping live @ The Factory 
ACR members old and new, Jez Kerr, Pete Terrell and Simon Topping will play their first gig together in 27 years at The Factory in Manchester on 12 May 2010.

Their performance will be part of a much wider multimedia experience in association with those Noise Festival people featuring 3 bands, several poets, short films and DJ Graham Massey.

Stand by.

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Anonymous Cooperman said...

Ooooer! What chance a guitar, a bass and a noise generator? Just for old time's sake. ;-)

20/04/2010, 17:21

Anonymous cerysmatic said...

This date is being shifted to a week later on 19 May - see upcoming imminent announcement. Messrs Kerr, Topping and Terrell are collectively known as Sum Ratios (geddit?) or at least they are going to live with that name for a bit to see if they like it.

23/04/2010, 19:13


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"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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