A Certain Ratio

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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). Their first records were released on the independent label "Factory Records" (known by Joy Division, New Order, etc.). On their first releases they sound like a successor band of Joy Division. After a trip to New York in the year of 1980, they quickly developed towards funk. The album "To Each" (1981) is characterised by African percussion, funky drums and bass as well as a sepulchral mood in the style of the Joy Division. After the release of the album "Sextet", which continued the sound of the successful album, singer Simon Topping left the band. He turned to an uncompromising jazz funk sound. Over the years the band approached the catchy Popsound with funk elements.
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Fact 16 A Certain Ratio - The Graveyard And The Ballroom illustration d'album A Certain Ratio The Graveyard And The Ballroom (Album) Factory Fact 16 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
19L0184 A Certain Ratio - To Each... illustration d'album A Certain Ratio To Each... (Album) Factory 19L0184 Spain 1981 Vendre cette version
FACT 65 A Certain Ratio - I'd Like To See You Again illustration d'album A Certain Ratio I'd Like To See You Again (Album) Factory, Factory FACT 65 UK 1982 Vendre cette version
VFACT 111-21 A Certain Ratio - Sextet illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Sextet (Album) Factory VFACT 111-21 Portugal 1982 Vendre cette version
none A Certain Ratio - Live - America 1985 illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Live - America 1985 (Album) Not On Label (A Certain Ratio Self-released) none UK 1985 Vendre cette version
Fact 166c A Certain Ratio - Force illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Force (Album) Factory, Factory Fact 166c UK 1986 Vendre cette version
397 011-1 A Certain Ratio - Good Together illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Good Together (Album) A&M Records 397 011-1 Europe 1989 Vendre cette version
397 057-2 A Certain Ratio - acr:mcr illustration d'album A Certain Ratio acr:mcr (Album) A&M Records 397 057-2 UK 1990 Vendre cette version
LPROB 20 A Certain Ratio - Up In Downsville illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Up In Downsville (Album) Robs Records LPROB 20 UK 1992 Vendre cette version
474 138-2 A Certain Ratio - Looking For A Certain Ratio... illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Looking For A Certain Ratio... (Album) Creation Records 474 138-2 Australia 1994 Vendre cette version
CDROB 50, CD ROB 50 A Certain Ratio - Change The Station illustration d'album ACR* Change The Station (Album) Robs Records, Robs Records CDROB 50, CD ROB 50 UK 1996 Vendre cette version
LTMCD 2443 A Certain Ratio - Live In Groningen (Holland) 26.10.1980 illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Live In Groningen (Holland) 26.10.1980 (Album) LTM (4) LTMCD 2443 UK 2005 Vendre cette version
139 A Certain Ratio - Mind Made Up illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Mind Made Up (Album) Le Maquis 139 France 2008 Vendre cette version
STUMM454 A Certain Ratio - ACR Loco illustration d'album A Certain Ratio ACR Loco (Album) Mute STUMM454 UK 2020 Vendre cette version
RSTUMM454 A Certain Ratio - Loco Remezclada illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Loco Remezclada (Album) Mute, Mute, Mute RSTUMM454 Europe 2021 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

Fac 5 A Certain Ratio - All Night Party illustration d'album A Certain Ratio All Night Party Factory Fac 5 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
fac bn 1-004 A Certain Ratio - Shack Up illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Shack Up (Single, Maxi) Factory Benelux fac bn 1-004 Belgium 1980 Vendre cette version
Fac 22 A Certain Ratio - Flight illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Flight Factory Fac 22 UK 1980 Vendre cette version
Facus 4 A Certain Ratio - Do The Du (Casse) illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Do The Du (Casse) Factory (US) Facus 4 US 1981 Vendre cette version
Fac 52 A Certain Ratio - Waterline illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Waterline(12") Factory Fac 52 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
FAC 62 A Certain Ratio - Knife Slits Water illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Knife Slits Water (Single) Factory FAC 62 UK 1982 Vendre cette version
FBN 17 A Certain Ratio - Guess Who? illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Guess Who? Factory Benelux FBN 17 Belgium 1982 Vendre cette version
FAC 72 A Certain Ratio - I Need Someone Tonite illustration d'album ACR* I Need Someone Tonite (Single) Factory FAC 72 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
FBN 32 A Certain Ratio - Brazilia illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Brazilia (Maxi) Factory Benelux FBN 32 Belgium 1984 Vendre cette version
FAC 112 A Certain Ratio - Lifes A Scream / There's Only This illustration d'album A Certain Ratio Lifes A Scream / There's Only This Factory FAC 112 UK 1984 Vendre cette version

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barhoniac

barhoniac

23 septembre 2020
edité about 1 year ago
Any ACR fan who loves 81s Sextet or 82s I’d Like To See You Again , take a moment to listen to anything from Freeez’s 1980 ‘Southern Freeze’ album, particularly the track ‘Flying High’....
AlexKide

AlexKide

19 août 2020
New album called ACR Loco (first studio album in 12 years!) is out on 25th September on legendary Mute Records!
Rich.C

Rich.C

23 décembre 2016
. . . . . A poor mans Joy Division?
Crijevo

Crijevo

14 avril 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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