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Change The Station (2018 reissue)

Mute



CD (pre-order)

Expected Release: 27th Jul 2018

£11.99


LIMITED BLUE 2LP (pre-order)

Expected Release: 27th Jul 2018

£24.99


A CERTAIN RATIO have announced the final phase in their studio album reissue series.

Sextet (1982) will be released on orange vinyl in textured sleeve replicating the original Factory release, Change The Station (1997) will be released on double blue vinyl and Mind Made Up (2008) is out on double purple vinyl. A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. Formed in 1978, the band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson. Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. They have gone on to influence generations of musicians - from LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Andrew Weatherall. The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band, once described as “James Brown on acid” in a recent Cult Heroes piece: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.

Change The Station (2018 reissue)

Tracklist

  1. Listen To The Sound
  2. Some Day
  3. You're On Your Own
  4. Waiting For You
  5. Yeah Boy
  6. Sister Brother
  7. Desire
  8. Samba 123
  9. Pole
  10. Do Du Beep
  11. Golden Balls
  12. Funk Off
  13. Groove (E)