River’s Edge

I found this picture I took a few years ago, the River Irwell again but somehow I managed to get it and everything around it entirely in blue. No filters. So one more river post to complete the week- I was thinking of songs that mention rivers (Nick Cave and Kylie, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Sugar’s The Act We Act) but you can flog these blog things to death if you’re not careful.

This song is from A Certain Ratio’s 1989 album Good Together, released following their move to a major label (A&M) in search of funds and a hit. Hits evaded them. But Good Together is a good album, a song based record but a little over polished possibly, and they went several steps beyond it with the following year’s ACR:MCR, an album which was soaked in what was happening in the clubs.

ACR are playing The Ritz in December and then a UK tour in March. I’ve seen them twice in recent years and will do again next month- they are well worth seeing if they’re playing anywhere near you.

River’s Edge

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