19 Oct 2012
The Return of the Russell Club 
Alan Wise (via the official Facebook event page): "The Return of the Russell.. for one night only at the factory princess st will be on Sunday Nov 25th Doors 8pm bands 9 and 11 pm for half an hour each x o Dus and one other tbc. Price £10 with free patties from salmon, All VIP passes still valid if any. Need artwork "Mummy style" from return of the Russell in 1982.. This nostalgic event will be £10 for everyone, inc me that did not keep their Russell/factory VIP pass and Penny Henry will be checking them assisted by Yankie Bill and Tex.. Ivan unfortunately was shot dead years ago but well have a drink for him. Dj tbc will be i and I Blacka Bullitt aka Tony West, and danny and hewan and others... Plenty of reggae style and Ska Records.laid back live bands.And some Dub Reggae for wayne worm...Anyone too poor for a tenner ticket well someone else will get it for you... ill get waynes. RETURN OF THE RUSSELL One night only"

The Return of The Russell Club

Wise Moves 35th Annual Ball
presents
For One Night Only
The Return of the Russell Club
Appearing live: X.O.Dus
Sunday 25th November 2012 from 8pm
Factory 251 at 118 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 7EN

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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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