4 Jul 2017
A Certain Ratio live @ Dekmantel Festival, Amsterdam 
A Certain Ratio live @ Dekmantel Festival, Amsterdam

Continuing their flight around Europe, A Certain Ratio play the Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam on Thursday 3 August 2017 at approximately 20:00 in the Tolhuistin venue. Tuxedomoon and Factory Floor are amongst the many other bands lined up for the festival.

Tickets for the ACR show are available now priced 15.00 Euro but many other ticketing options are available.

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A Certain Ratio
Dekmantel Festival
Amsterdam

A Certain Ratio live @ Dekmantel Festival, Amsterdam

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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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