Saturday, 31 March 2012
A Certain Ratio - Do The Du (Peel Session) (1979)
Obviously, the proximity of Joy Division to A Certain Ratio in the Factory family suggests connections and comparisons. However, this really is like euphoric, loose-limbed take on Joy Division's post-punk.
'Do The Du' is lithe and sexy like a peephole overcoat, betraying the love of Northern Soul that would see them cover 'Shack Up'. However, it also has an angularity that places them in the post-punk egg of the musical Venn Diagram and leads us to the flat voweled funk of New Fast Automatic Daffodils.
This Peel Session version has a roughed-up edge and added looseness compared to the strictures of the album version. Twitch along.
Download A Certain Ratio - Do The Du (Peel Session) (1979)