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A Certain Ratio

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Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, John Dowie: Factory Night, Acklam Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, 26 May 1979

FOUR DIVERSE samples of current Mancunian Factory products: dopey comedian John Dowie; a cute pop duo called Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; A Certain Ratio ...

Joy Division, Teardrop Explodes, OMD, Echo & The Bunnymen et al: Leigh Rock Festival, Lancashire

Live Review by Mick Middles, Sounds, 8 September 1979

A movement with no name... and a festival with no people (But a 'staggering event' all the same, says our man Middles) ...

Joy Division/Echo & The Bunnymen/OMD/Teardrop Explodes/The Distractions/ACR: Leigh Valley Festival, Lancashire

Live Review by Jon Savage, Melody Maker, 8 September 1979

Angst in an East Lancs wasteland ...

Joy Division, Pil et al: Futurama '79 Festival — Set The Controls For The Squalor Of Leeds

Live Review by Andy Gill, Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 15 September 1979

The World's First Science Fiction Music FestivalWords: Ian Penman and Andy Gill. Pix: Kevin Cummins ...

Factory Records: Food For Thought

Report by Mary Harron, Melody Maker, 29 September 1979

Lots of people thought that Operation Julie was a bit of an anachronism. Who, in the late Seventies, could be dropping all those tabs? It ...

A Certain Ratio: The Graveyard And The Ballroom (Factory) ****

Review by Mick Middles, Sounds, 9 February 1980

A CERTAIN Ratio (currently the hippest combo in Manchester) typify the approach, style, feel, and idealism of Factory Records. They are distant, difficult to touch ...

Joy Division, A Certain Ratio: Osbourne Club, Manchester

Live Review by Mick Middles, Sounds, 1 March 1980

TO THE centre of the city in the night waiting for Joy Division. ...

A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column, Section 25, Blurt: ICA, London

Live Review by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 28 June 1980

THE FACTORY roadshow has taken to bringing their own clown to put on between acts, his name's Kevin Hewick and he attacks his dopey revelations ...

A Certain Ratio: Failed CSE Rock!

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 6 September 1980

WE LEAVE the grubby Hulme human hutch where some members of A Certain Ratio live. The view from this particular section of hutches is not ...

A Certain Ratio, New Order: Hurrah, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 11 October 1980

Factory whistle blows in New York ...

A Certain Ratio: Sextet (Factory Fact 55)

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 16 January 1982

A CERTAIN JE NE SAIS QUOI ...

A Certain Ratio: Sextet (Factory)

Review by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 16 January 1982

THE A CERTAIN RATIO anatomy of melancholy breaks down to a curdling rattle of bones, distant whistles, a few whispered words and a trickle of ...

A Certain Ratio: I'd Like To See You Again (Factory)

Review by Leyla Sanai, New Musical Express, 4 December 1982

I REALLY wanted to love the new A Certain Ratio LP. After countless plays I've accepted it's not going to click the way I'd hoped. ...

Factory R.I.P.

Report by Paul Lester, Melody Maker, 5 December 1992

FACTORY RECORDS, arguably the most influential record label of the Eighties, fell into the hands of the Receiver last week — after months of speculation ...

Post-Punk: Lubricate Your Living Room

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, December 2001

FORGET ABOUT THE NOSTALGIA-MONGERING AND KITSCH REVIVALISM – THE POST-PUNK PERIOD OF 1979-81 WAS AN ASTONISHINGLY FERTILE TIME FOR BRITISH MUSIC, WHEN INDIE LABELS FLOURISHED ...

A Certain Ratio: Early (Soul Jazz)****

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, May 2002

BEFORE A CERTAIN Ratio there was The Pop Group but, the latter apart, no one can claim to have played an earlier role post-punk's then ...

see also Quando Quango

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