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Manchester's A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late-70s 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 Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson. A Certain Ratio's myriad influences created their uniquely eclectic sound, one that the band once described as "James Brown on acid." Some of these influences include Brian Eno, James Brown, Miles Davis, Tower of Power, Airto Moreira, The Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk and Wire, to name a few. Mute continue their A Certain Ratio partnership with a colored 45RPM 2LP reissue of the band's 1990 album ACR:MCR. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, with ACR:MCR adding elements of the emerging "Madchester" sound of the era, continuing in the baggy tradition of 1989's Good Together.