A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio

British post-punk band formed in 1977 in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

A Certain Ratio took their name from the lyrics of Brian Eno's song "The True Wheel", taken from his album "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)" (1974).

A Certain Ratio Discography


Fact 16 A Certain Ratio The Graveyard And The Ballroom (Album) Factory Fact 16 UK 1980 Sell This Version
19L0184 A Certain Ratio To Each... (Album) Factory 19L0184 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
VFACT 111-21 A Certain Ratio Sextet (Album) Factory VFACT 111-21 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
FACT 65 A Certain Ratio I'd Like To See You Again (Album) Factory, Factory FACT 65 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
none A Certain Ratio Live In America (Album) Dojo none UK 1985 Sell This Version
Fact 166c A Certain Ratio Force (Album) Factory, Factory Fact 166c UK 1986 Sell This Version
397 011-1 A Certain Ratio Good Together (Album) A&M Records 397 011-1 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
397 057-2 A Certain Ratio acr:mcr (Album) A&M Records 397 057-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CD ROB 20 A Certain Ratio Up In Downsville (Album) Robs Records CD ROB 20 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7243 8 39837 2 8, 7243 8398372 8 A Certain Ratio Looking For A Certain Ratio... (Album, Comp) Creation Records, Creation Records 7243 8 39837 2 8, 7243 8398372 8 France 1994 Sell This Version
CDROB 50, CD ROB 50 ACR* Change The Station(CD, Album) Robs Records, Robs Records CDROB 50, CD ROB 50 UK 1996 Sell This Version
LTMCD 2443 A Certain Ratio Live In Groningen (Holland) 26.10.1980 (Album) LTM (4) LTMCD 2443 UK 2005 Sell This Version
LM 54139 A Certain Ratio Mind Made Up (Album) Le Maquis LM 54139 France 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fac 5 A Certain Ratio All Night Party Factory Fac 5 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Fac 22 A Certain Ratio Flight Factory Fac 22 UK 1980 Sell This Version
fac bn 1-004 A Certain Ratio Shack Up (Single, Maxi) Factory Benelux, Les Disques Du Crépuscule fac bn 1-004 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
Fac 52 A Certain Ratio Waterline(12") Factory Fac 52 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Facus 4 A Certain Ratio Do The Du (Casse)(12") Factory (US) Facus 4 US 1981 Sell This Version
FBN 17 A Certain Ratio Guess Who? Factory Benelux FBN 17 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FAC 62 A Certain Ratio Knife Slits Water (Single) Factory FAC 62 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FAC 72 ACR* I Need Someone Tonite (Single) Factory FAC 72 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 112 A Certain Ratio Lifes A Scream / There's Only This Factory FAC 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 32 A Certain Ratio Brazilia (Maxi) Factory Benelux FBN 32 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 128 A Certain Ratio Wild Party (Single) Factory FAC 128 UK 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 168 A Certain Ratio Mickey Way (The Candy Bar) Factory, Factory FAC 168 UK 1986 Sell This Version


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April 14, 2004
Now this is funk - once cold and catchy, now warm and catchy... true luxury of the beat. Sexy, oh yes... and whatever you find by them - grab it! Your legs are waiting. Highly recommended: 'Faceless' (from 'Graveyard and the Ballroom'), 'Life's a Scream', Felch (from '... to Each'), Skipscada, Knife Slits Water (from 'Sextet')... Soul Jazz Records wrote New Order might be the first to push this kind of thing to international stardom but while they were operating as Joy Division, ACR were there light years before....

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