23 August 2012

The Durutti Column

The Durutti Column - Four Factory Records"The Durutti Column featuring Vini Reilly, a classically-trained pianist and virtuoso guitarist, took their name from Spanish revolutionary Buenaventura Durruti and the cartoon of Two Situationist Cowboys in the comic Le Retour De La Colonne Durutti (1966). Centred around Reilly, the then five-piece band recorded two tracks for FAC-2 A Factory Sample, the first ever music release on Factory Records. Vini, not happy with the band or the punk-styled recording, then walked out because it was "complete and total rubbish". Alan and Tony persuaded Vini to return, saying "you are The Durutti Column" and the rest is history.

"To this day, The Durutti Column is still essentially Vini Reilly. But whilst he is the constant, legendary Manchester musician, nay institution, Bruce Mitchell (ex-Alberto Y Trios Lost Paranoias) has been the drummer since the seminal album LC (1981). A succession of other guests has augmented the line-up over the years, notably John Metcalfe (The Duke Quartet), Tim Kellett (Olive, Simply Red) and Keir Stewart (Durutti producer and more since 1997)."

-- extract of biography from thedurutticolumn.com

Kooky Shop

Kooky Catalogue

The Durutti Column Subscription Group

This was a subscription-only service available to everyone and was unlimited but unavailable in the shops. Please note that these albums are no longer available.

Faith (The Durutti Column Subscription Service CD 2004)
The Second Durutti Column Subscription Service CD



1 comment:

  1. Except for DC Four Factory Records, I would like to buy the following ones: A Paean To Wilson

    Sunlight to Blue... Blue to Blackness
    Amigos Em Portugal
    Live At The Venue
    Sporadic Three
    Once Upon A Time A Kooky
    Tempus Fugit
    The Return of the Sporadic Recordings