20 Oct 2011
ACR live @ Band On The Wall and then again 
A Certain Ratio celebrate their 33 1/3 anniversary with not one but two special dates at the Band On The Wall in Manchester on 11/12 November. With the Friday 11th date selling out so fast it was quickly followed by another on the following Saturday. Each gig will see them perform two sets and will feature some very special guests.

Tickets for Saturday 12 November are available now direct from Band On The Wall priced £17.50 and also Ticketline, See Tickets or by calling 08452 500 500.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


14/11/2011, 07:07

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Few clips I filmed on Friday.....




14/11/2011, 07:17


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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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