6 May 2014
A Chronicle XL Kooky update 
The Durutti Column - Chronicle XL

Kooky Records has published an important news update on The Durutti Column's new album Chronicle XL [->].

In summary, a further 320 copies will be made available via kookydisc.co.uk this Saturday evening at 19:00 British Summer Time priced from 27.00 GBP via the wonders of the glorious Buy it Now with Paypal Button.

Over to you Phil... [->].

Also, check out and join in the discussion at the new Kooky Records Facebook Page.

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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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