Your banner here? Click for more information 13th WROCLAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL Fantastique.Night XLIII Scarlet Soho + Depeche Mode Party Fantomatic.Night VI: UNHAPPYBIRTHDAY (d) + MELTING TIME (b) + dj sets BIMFEST XIII - Day 2 BIMFEST XIII - Day 1 Club New Wave - episode 12 - Halloween Special Volunteers wanted - writers, editors, photographers... The Raid 2 (A-film) NON-HUMAN PERSONS - CD 'No Fear' (K-dreams Records) Ataraxia presents WIND AT MOUNT ELO - June 2014 CLICK CLICK - Those Nervous Surgeons (Dependent) Wool-E Shop, Your alternative music shop (vinyl, CD, DVD,...)
<< 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]
Click here for an overview of all artists with reviews, interviews or photoshoots on this website.



NEWS

16/09/14 Soon in the theatres: Vie sauvage
16/09/14 Princess Leia comes to Ghent
16/09/14 Dream Police (mems. The Men) shares new track
16/09/14 Discover the trailer from The Hunger Games:...
16/09/14 Will Matt Damon return as Jason Bourne?
16/09/14 Combichrist in Antwerp
16/09/14 ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Is Gettin...

CALENDAR

19/09/14  PARADE GROUND + METROLAND
20/09/14  MORTICIA GOTHIC PARTY
20/09/14  EBM SUMMERSTOMP 2014
20/09/14  BAROEG OPEN AIR 2014
20/09/14  BLACK-OUT FESTIVAL PRESENTS : SOVIET SOVIE...
24/09/14  FANTOMATIC.NIGHT VI: UNHAPPYBIRTHDAY (D) +...
27/09/14  SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES TRIBUTE
27/09/14  THE BOLLOCK BROTHERS
02/10/14  NEW MODEL ARMY (UK)
04/10/14  FANTASTIQUE.NIGHT XLIII
04/10/14  ACCEPTABLE IN THE 80S PART 8
04/10/14  GENETIKA
04/10/14  SEJA RECORDS LABEL NIGHT
04/10/14  K-BEREIT + CHEMICAL SWEET KID

REVIEWS

RAYA MARTIN - Film: Independencia [MOVIE]
LONE - Reality Testing [CD]
NUCLEUS TORN - Street Lights Fail [CD]
MERCIFUL NUNS - Meteora [CD]
 

INTERVIEWS

INA ROMEO (ACTRESS-COMEDIAN) - You have to be ab...
METROLAND - Someone was selling our tracks on E-...
GINO VAN HECKE (ZENO PICTURES) - For the moment ...
HULDRE - We are looking forward to return to gre...
 

PHOTOSHOOTS

06/09/14 : VóLKOVA - ROCK CLASSIC Brussels
09/08/14 : DIE KRUPPS - JCC Zappa, Antwerp, Belgium
09/08/14 : DOGANOV - JCC Zappa, Antwerp, Belgium
27/07/14 : LACRIMOSA - Amphi Festival, Köln, Ger...
 

ARTISTS

14/09/14 : NUCLEUS TORN
13/09/14 : RICHARD LINKLATER
13/09/14 : DEN ARKAISKA RÖSTEN
13/09/14 : MICHAEL APTED
13/09/14 : LUC BESSON
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