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A Certain Ratio

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As the punk revolution caught youthful imaginations in Britain in the late 1970s, A Certain Ratio were one of many bands who emerged in Manchester to ride its wave. Yet ACR quickly established an individual identity far from the usual punk thrash, adopting a funk influence to forge a long time career as one of Britain's more interesting alternative bands. Formed by Martin Moscrop and Jezz Kerr, they took their name from a Brian Eno song, The Long Wheel, and were soon signed by Tony Wilson to Manchester's famous Factory label, making their recording debut with a cassette release of the album The Graveyard & The Ballroom in 1980. The following year they released their official debut, the semi-experimental To Each. and despite, personnel changes they built up a big enough following to attract major label interest and subsequently signed to A&M Records, releasing their Good Together album in 1989. It wasn't a hit but they remained one of the UK's most enigmatic bands with their jazzy, soul and funk influences. In 1990 they signed to Creation Records, which reissued their earlier albums, including I'd Like To See You Again and Force. Partly as a result of being featured in the movie 24 Hour Party People, they enjoyed a resurgence at the end of the 2000s with the reissue of their 2008 album Mind Made Up.