13 Jul 2010
A Certain Ratio live at The Factory 17 July 
A Certain Ratio launch the album Mind Made Up with a gig at The Factory in Manchester this Saturday 17 July.

Tickets priced £14.50 are still available via factorymanchester.com and the price includes the aftershow party until 4am.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is a gig the "launch" for Mind Made Up why are The Factory are promoting it with a poster of the ACR:MCR LP, a record that was made even longer ago than Mind Made Up.

14/07/2010, 00:17


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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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