A Certain Ratio in London 21.04.18 Sold Out
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A Certain Ratio
Dictionary Pudding are delighted to announce a very rare show from A Certain Ratio. Arguably the cream of the crop of first-wave Factory Records artists, the ACR back-catalogue is now finding fresh life as part of a comprehensive and remastered reissue series on Mute Records.
A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. Formed in 1978, the band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson.
Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts.
They have gone on to influence generations of musicians - from Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Andrew Weatherall. The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band, once described as “James Brown on acid” in a recent Cult Heroes piece: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.
Plus Sink Ya Teeth
The Garage, LONDON / SAT 21st APRIL 2018
Presented by Dictionary Pudding Promotions
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