Favorite Bands You Might Not Know #1 - The Durutti Column
March 21, 2017 1:52pm CST
We have reached the pinnacle, the top of the podium. #1 in my Favorite Bands You Might Not Know series is The Durutti Column. The Durutti Column formed in 1978 in Manchester, England. Originally an actual band, the group is essentially the vehicle for guitarist/pianist Vini Reilly (drummer Bruce Mitchell is the only other real member of the "band," and he also serves as manager.) Until Joy Division came along, The Durutti Column was intended as Factory Records' main act. They are named for an Anarchist military unit that was active during the Spanish Civil War. Their debut album, The Return of The Durutti Column, came in a sandpaper sleeve, which the members of Joy Division glued on as a prank. Despite a stroke suffered by Reilly, the group is still active today. Reilly has a rather unique style of guitar play (although he can play it straight; listen to his work on Morrissey's "Alsation Cousin" sometime,) which gives the group a sound that is unlike any other. What can I say? I've loved listening to Vini Reilly since the first time I heard him. The Durutti Column instantly became an all-time favorite, which is rare. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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• United States
21 Mar 17
well,well,well,there is my man.I am so elated to see you.I was very concern about you.Glad that you are back .A lot of here I know miss you. well I have the video playing.I did not know anything about this.I like it. Thank you.glad that you are back.
• Redlands, California
22 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 Sorry to hear that, hope nothing to serious., but does sound awesome they get to go to a punk show or a punk cover show or is it a cover punk show. Ah, you get what I mean. That is really cool, I heard they put on a heck of a show.