Your banner here? Click for more information Foxcatcher, from the director of 'Moneyball' and 'Capote', nominated for 5 oscars (A-film) Volunteers wanted - writers, editors, photographers... Wool-E Shop, Your alternative music shop (vinyl, CD, DVD,...) Melodies Deranger The Neon Judgement + Radical G Ceremony Festival Bunkerleute party Chameleons Vox (UK) + Aestrid Trolls & Légendes Deep Night I feat. KELUAR + POPSIMONOVA + ONRUST
<< go back << go back

A CERTAIN RATIO


A CERTAIN RATIO

A Certain Ratio (aka ACR or A.C.R.) are a post-punk/funk band from Manchester, UK. Formed in the late 1970s, they were one of the bands (along with Gang of Four and The Pop Group) who forged the new musical hybrid which became known as punk-funk, a style which fused the energy and aggression of punk rock with the rhythms and musicianship of funk and soul. The band’s members were originally Simon Topping, Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop, Donald Johnson and Pete Terrell. In live performance, the band often had a flexible line-up, with various members swapping instruments, and also performing ensemble latin percussion music.

In 1979, ACR released their debut single “All Night Party”/”The Thin Boys” on the late tony wilson’s and the late rob gretton’s factory records, Manchester’s legendary DIY collective/record label.
ACR’s early sound consisted of repetitious, effects-heavy guitar lines over a funky rhythm section with Latin percussion and ethereal electronics, over which lay Simon Topping’s dark, moody vocals. Examples of this can be heard on tracks such as ‘Do the Du’, ‘The Fox’ and ‘Winter Hill’.

The band were initially criticised as being ‘style over substance’, as much attention was paid to the band’s stage clothing and album artwork, all carefully orchestrated by Factory boss Tony Wilson. But ACR nevertheless gained a large following. They completed visits to the US, where their music was popular particularly in the clubs of New York.
Early albums include “To Each…” and the studio/live album “The Graveyard and the Ballroom”.

[biography from last.fm, click here to read the full biography on last.fm]


A CERTAIN RATIO 12/2009 PHOTOSHOOT  A Factory Night, Plan K Brussels, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
A CERTAIN RATIO 11/2014 CD  Sextet  [Paul PLEDGER]
Click here for an overview of all artists with reviews, interviews or photoshoots on this website.



NEWS

04/03/15 A-Film releases the first Blu-ray in the Be...
04/03/15 Soon at the theatres: A Pigeon Sat On A Bra...
04/03/15 AB presents The Neon Judgement: TNJ Farewel...
04/03/15 Paddington released in both DVD and Blu-ray...
04/03/15 Two Gallants share the stop-motion video fo...
03/03/15 Endzeit Bunkertracks [act VII] 4CD returns
03/03/15 Wanna write for Peek-A-Boo? Read this

CALENDAR

07/03/15  CLAN OF XYMOX [NL] + GRAUSAME TöCHTER [DE]...
07/03/15  PARADE GROUND , NTRSN , ETHAN FAWKES
07/03/15  THE OBSCURE - A TRIBUTE TO THE CURE
07/03/15  DER TAG DER BEFREIUNG IST NAH!!! (21)
07/03/15  ACCEPTABLE IN THE 80S PART 9
14/03/15  PORTA NIGRA IX-
14/03/15  ANDREW KING TRADITIONAL + WWI SET
18/03/15  MARTIAL CANTEREL (USA)
28/03/15  KINDER DER NACHT
28/03/15  ORGANIC + CURTIS
28/03/15  NEW WAVE CLUB CLASS-X PARTY - 25TH ANNIVER...
28/03/15  PSYCHIC TV
28/03/15  MARQUEECLUB PARTY
28/03/15  HYBRID REVOLUTION

REVIEWS

MINUTIAN - Inwards [CD]
WHITE SHADOW - Panopticon [CD]
- BROADCHURCH (Series one & two ... [TV SERIES]
STEFAN HAUPT - Sagrada, Il Mist... [DOCUMENTARY]
 

INTERVIEWS

LIZARD SMILE - Goth music has never been extreme...
ATARAXIA - We all are one and separation causes ...
HATCHLING - We bring a mix of fast and loud elec...
LISA MORGENSTERN - If I could, I would marry my ...
 

PHOTOSHOOTS

28/02/15 : A SPLIT-SECOND - De Casino, Sint-Nikl...
28/02/15 : SIMI NAH + GUESTS - De Casino, Sint-N...
28/02/15 : CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE - De Casino, ...
28/02/15 : INTERNAL SUN - De Casino, Sint-Niklaa...
 

ARTISTS

01/03/15 : WHITE SHADOW
01/03/15 : ROGER DONALDSON
28/02/15 : JEMAINE CLEMENT & TAIKA WAITITI
25/02/15 : PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
24/02/15 : JACQUES TOURNEUR
artists
sitemap
disclaimer
links

all.rss rss
news.rss rss
review.rss rss
photo.rss rss
calendar.rss rss
interview.rss rss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
created & CMS
by Deltacom