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Saturday, 13 December 2014

ACR

I'm going to see A Certain Ratio tonight, Manchester's perennial nearly men and women. I've seen them several times live and they're always good. I thought I'd post up some live clips to see me on my way out.

This one is ACR live on Granada TV, New Year's Eve 1991, playing 27 Forever and Mello. Personally I love the house music ACR (Good Together, the whole MCR album, The Big E, Won't Stop Loving You, 27 Forever and Mello) as much if not more than the early 80s Factory Records punk-funk incarnation. I imagine Tony Wilson made this appearance happen.



From a year earlier, live at London's Town and Country Club. I don't know where Denise is- tied up with Primal Scream maybe.



And this is an unplugged version of Won't Stop Loving You, done much more recently.

6 comments:

acidted said...

Didn't know they were still going. I much preferred their house incarnation to their funk one

acidted said...

Didn't know they were still going. I much preferred their house incarnation to their funk one

Walter said...

A great band and as you said - live always a good one. Have fun.

Echorich said...

Full time ACR supporter here. They were what made Factory special for me. That acoustic version of The Big E/Won't Stop Loving You is immense, heart grabbing. From Punk Funk, to Fractured Jazz-No Wave and House they have done no wrong to these ears.

Anonymous said...

ACR:MCR was probably the only album played on the way to clubs in 90/91 everything else being mix tapes. I think it dates really well compared to a lot of the straight house of the time.

Tedloaf

Unknown said...

the Good Together singer at the T&C is Flo McSweeney, Denise was yet to join