21 Jul 2005
A Certain Ratio live @ Moorfest, Heaton Mersey, Manchester on Saturday 13 August 
A Certain Ratio headline Moorfest 2005 at The Bowl, Heaton Mersey on Saturday 13 August. Full details available at www.moorfest.co.uk but here's the full line-up:

Main Stage

A Certain Ratio
Tom Hingley
The Mighty Wah!
Screaming Mini
Dean Bailey

2nd Stage

Mr Scruff
Andy Votel (Twisted Nerve)
Christian Wood (Friends & Family)
Herbie Saccani
Vox Pop 45 DJs
Mark Rowlands

plus very special guest: Howard Marks



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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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