10 Aug 2017
Anthony H Wilson - Broadcaster and Cultural Catalyst 
Anthony H Wilson gravestone

Anthony H Wilson

Cultural Catalyst


Mutability is the epitaph of worlds
Change alone is changeless
People drop out of the history of a life as of a land
though their work and their influence remains

The Manchester Man
G Linnaeus Banks 1876

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2 Aug 2017
Justhipper - Complete Sire & Blanco Y Negro Recordings 1986-88 
James - Just Hipper

Justhipper: The Complete Sire & Blanco Y Negro Recordings 1986-1988 is a Cherry Red compilation encompassing all of the recordings by James for the Warners group immediately after they left Factory Records. Stutter and Strip-Mine have both been remastered and plentiful bonus tracks including an audio interview complete the package.

Justhipper is out now.

Disc One


1. Skullduggery
2. Scarecrow
3. So Many Ways
4. Just Hip
5. Johnny Yen
6. Summer Song
7. Really Hard
8. Billys Shirts
9. Why So Close
10. Withdrawn
11. Black Hole

Bonus Tracks

12. Chain Mail
13. Uprising
14. Hup-Springs
15. Justhipper

Disc Two


1. What For
2. Charlie Dance
3. Fairground
4. Are You Ready
5. Medieval
6. Not There
7. Ya Ho
8. Riders
9. Vulture
10. Stripmining
11. Refrain

Bonus Tracks

12. Yaho (Single Version)
13. Mosquito
14. Left Out Of Her Will
15. New Nature
16. What For (Climax Mix)
17. Island Swing
18. James Who? A Talk With… (Interview)

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A Certain Ratio

"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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