12 June 2013
A Certain Ratio live @ Plato's Liverpool '81 
A Certain Ratio live @ Plato's, Liverpool 1981 - original gig poster

Rare original gig poster courtesy of Mark @ The Record Peddler

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Wednesday 9th September

A Certain Ratio
The Jazz Defectors (sic)
Swamp Children

At Plato's, Fraser St

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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

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