2 Sep 2012
T-Coy - Carino + Singles [LTMCD 2576] 
LTM releases the debut compilation of early Deconstruction label House singles and Hacienda classics by underground dance act T-Coy (which stood for 'Take care of yourself') which was formed by Simon Topping (ex-A Certain Ratio) and Mike Pickering (Hacienda DJ, ex-Quando Quango, M People).

T-Coy - Carino + Singles [LTMCD 2576]

The album includes Carino (original 12" plus new remixes by Motor City Drum Ensemble and Steve Mac), 'I Like To Listen' and 'Night Train', along with 'Dream 17', a collaboration with A Guy Called Gerald originally released as Annette on the North: Sound of the Dance Underground album.

Tracklisting

1. Carino
2. Regret
3. I Like To Listen
4. Da Me Mas
5. Catalonia
6. Night Train
7. Keep On Drivin'
8. I Ain't Nightclubbing
9. Dream Slumber
10. Carino (Steve Mac's Old Skool Big Room)
11. Carino (Motor City Drum Ensemble)

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Artist: T-Coy
Title: Carino + Singles
Label: LTM [->]
Format: CD, digital download
Catalogue number: LTMCD 2576
Release date: Out now

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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."

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