13 Jul 2010
A Certain Ratio live at The Factory 17 July 
A Certain Ratio launch the album Mind Made Up with a gig at The Factory in Manchester this Saturday 17 July.

Tickets priced £14.50 are still available via factorymanchester.com and the price includes the aftershow party until 4am.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is a gig the "launch" for Mind Made Up why are The Factory are promoting it with a poster of the ACR:MCR LP, a record that was made even longer ago than Mind Made Up.

14/07/2010, 00:17


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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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