9 Aug 2005
A Certain Ratio live at the Big Chill 
A Certain Ratio received a really good response when they appeared on the Open Air Stage at The Big Chill, Eastnor Castle on Friday 5 August. Posting on the Big Chill Forum, Andrea said they were "incredibly good and groovy", remote said "Funk x 20" and Tony (no, not that one) rather succinctly said they were "good". Here is the setlist:

Do The Du
Wonder Y
Funky Guitar
Shack Up
Wild Party
Wanna Be
Si Fir Mi

Here's looking forward to Cargo and Moorfest.

Thanks to Martin.



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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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