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A Certain Ratio

Band, *1977 GB, Wythenshawe
Electronic, Rock and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Sir Horatio

A Certain Ratio are a post-punk band formed in 1977 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England. While originally part of the punk rock movement, they soon added funk and dance elements to their sound. They are sometimes referred to as "post punk funk". The band's name is taken from the lyrics of Brian Eno's song "The True Wheel" from the 1974 album Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy).

PortraitDenise Johnson
voc US
PortraitSimon Topping
perc, voc GB
PortraitAndy Connell
key *1961 GB
PortraitDonald Johnson
dr, bvoc
PortraitTony Quigley
ss GB
PortraitMartin Moscrop
g, tr *1960 GB
PortraitLiam Mullan
org, key
PortraitJez Kerr
voc, b
Peter Terrell
Martha Tilson
voc GB
Popular Tracks   
Lucinda on Sextet by A Certain Ratio
Houses In Motion - Single Version on Houses In Motion by A Certain Ratio
$ouls in The City Part 2 on $ouls in The City Part 2 by A Certain Ratio
Keep it Together on Keep it Together by A Certain Ratio
Do The Du - The Graveyard on The Graveyard And The Ballroom by A Certain Ratio
Yo Yo Gi on ACR Loco by A Certain Ratio
Berlin on ACR Loco by A Certain Ratio
Emperor Machine - ACR vs The Emperor Machine on Emperor Machine by A Certain Ratio & The Emperor Machine
Shack Up - 7" Version on acr:set by A Certain Ratio
Knife Slits Water on Sextet by A Certain Ratio

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
acr:setA Certain Ratio2018Compil.
Dirty BoyA Certain Ratio Feat. Barry Adamson2018Album
Mind Made UpA Certain Ratio2008Album
Live In Groningen (Holland) 26.10.1980A Certain Ratio2005Album
Fila Brazillia Versus A Certain RatioFila Brazillia Versus A Certain Ratio2003Single
Do The DuA Certain Ratio2002Single
B-Sides, Sessions & RaritiesA Certain Ratio2002Compil.
EarlyA Certain Ratio2002Album
Shack Up / Being BoiledA Certain Ratio / The Human League2002Album
Soundstation Volume 2A Certain Ratio1997Album
Soundstation Volume 1A Certain Ratio1996Album
Change The StationA Certain Ratio1996Album
Sampler L.P.A Certain Ratio1994Compil.
Looking For A Certain Ratio...A Certain Ratio1994Album
Turn Me OnA Certain Ratio And Denise Johnson1993Single
TeknoA Certain Ratio1993Album
Mello (M-People Mixes)A Certain Ratio1992Single
Up In DownsvilleA Certain Ratio1992Album
27 ForeverA Certain Ratio1991Single
Loosen Up Your Mind / The PlanetA Certain Ratio1991Single
acr:mcrA Certain Ratio1990Album
Won't Stop Loving YouA Certain Ratio1990Single
Four For The FloorA Certain Ratio1990Album
Your Blue EyesA Certain Ratio1989Single
Backs To The WallA Certain Ratio1989Album
Good TogetherA Certain Ratio1989Album
Good TogetherA Certain Ratio1989Album
The Big EA Certain Ratio1989Single
BootsyA Certain Ratio1987Single
Force / The Old & The NewA Certain Ratio1987Compil.
Greetings FourA Certain Ratio1986Album
ForceA Certain Ratio1986Album
Mickey Way (The Candy Bar)A Certain Ratio1986Album
Live In AmericaA Certain Ratio1986Album
The Old & The NewA Certain Ratio1986Single
Wild PartyA Certain Ratio1985Album
BraziliaA Certain Ratio1984Album
Lifes A Scream / There's Only ThisA Certain Ratio1984Album
I Need Someone ToniteA Certain Ratio1983Single
Knife Slits WaterA Certain Ratio1982Album
I'd Like To See You AgainA Certain Ratio1982Album
Guess Who?A Certain Ratio1982Album
SextetA Certain Ratio1982Album
WaterlineA Certain Ratio1981Album
To Each...A Certain Ratio1981Album
The Double 12"A Certain Ratio1981Compil.
Do The Du (Casse)A Certain Ratio1981Album
Shack UpA Certain Ratio1980Single
FlightA Certain Ratio1980Album
All Night PartyA Certain Ratio1979Single
PrimaveraA Certain RatioAlbum
Peel Sessions & Live 79-82A Certain RatioAlbum
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