808 State are an electronic music outfit formed in 1988 in Manchester, England taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of acid house, they were formed by Graham Massey (from ex-Factory Records band Biting Tongues), Martin Price and Gerald Simpson (later to record as A Guy Called Gerald).
A Certain Ratio (aka ACR or A.C.R.) are a post-punk/funk band from Manchester, UK. Formed in the late 1970s, they were one of the bands (along with Gang of Four and The Pop Group) who forged the new musical hybrid which became known as punk-funk, a style which fused the energy and aggression of punk rock with the rhythms and musicianship of funk and soul.
Cath Carroll was born in Bristol and raised in Swansea, Ipswich and finally, her family hometown of Manchester.
De La Soul is a massively influential hip hop group, hailing from Amityville, New York, United States. They are best known for their eclectic sampling and quirky, surreal lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz hop subgenre. They are the best known of the early alternative hip-hop acts.
Electronic were a duo formed in Manchester, UK in 1989 consisting of New Order vocalist Bernard Sumner and ex-The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe from Pet Shop Boys and Karl Bartos of Kraftwerk also collaborated with the band.
Happy Mondays are an alternative rock band formed in Salford, Greater Manchester, U.K. in 1985, notable for being a forerunner of the immensely popular neo-psychedelic indie dance movement (known as 'madchester' for some groups) that mashed up funk, pop, rock, and other genres.
1. There may be a need for some disambiguation here but the group Natural Life was a jazz fusion group playing in the Minneapolis area during the seventies. A favorite venue was the Longhorn Bar downtown. Their self-titled album "Natural Life" was a true direct to disk recording . The vinyl master was pressed as they played with no sound overdubs or edits.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD) is a synthpop group whose founding members are originally from the Wirral, United Kingdom. OMD record for Virgin Records (originally for Virgin's DinDisc subsidiary).
There is more than one artist with this name: 1. A black/death metal band from Canada 2. A hardcore band from Massachusetts 3. A death metal band from Indonesia 4. An electronic group from the United Kingdom
The Adventure Babies were a Manchester-based Brit Pop Band founded by Matt Tedstone, Dave Atherton and Jez Bramwell in 1990. The band had three releases on Factory: * The Camper Van EP (FAC 319, 1991) * Laugh album (FACT 335, 1992) * Barking Mad single (FACT 347, 1992)
The Durutti Column, formed in 1978 is the ongoing band project of guitarist (and occasional pianist) Vini Reilly (born in Didsbury, Manchester, England in August 1953), often accompanied by drummer Bruce Mitchell (ex. Greasy Bear, Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias).
Famously described by John Peel as being "always different, always the same", The Fall were formed in Manchester, England in 1976 during the Punk era although their style quickly evolved into something more idiosyncratic.