18 June 2013Uncut Funk with LA77 & Denise Johnson
Uncut Funk's Resident DJ Martin Moscrop (ACR) hands over the reigns of funk to special guests LA77 this Friday 21 June at the Nook and Cranny in Chorlton, Manchester. Not only that but the very special guest is none other than Denise Johnson (A Certain Ratio / Primal Scream).
It's free entry and the funk starts at 8pm.
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.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography