Favorite Bands You Might Not Know #1 - The Durutti Column

@teamfreak16 (41167)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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)
The Durutti Column, "Arpeggiator" from the album "The Guitar and Other Machines" (Factory 1988)
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@amadeo (70857)
• 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.
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@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Mar 17
Thank you, Alfredo. Glad to be back.
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@amadeo (70857)
• United States
21 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 every thing is okay there?
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@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Mar 17
@amadeo - Oh yes, I am back to normal.
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@JohnRoberts (61421)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Mar 17
Their Otis is on The 24-Hour Party People soundtrack. Vini played for a band called Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds. Is that an awesome name or what?
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@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Mar 17
I've seen the Nosebleeds on You Tube. Total punk.
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@crossbones27 (20780)
• Redlands, California
21 Mar 17
Welcome back and very unique sound indeed. Love the tones and melodies.
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@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Mar 17
Thank you, happy to be back. Glad you liked it. My roommate in the hospital is going to see Me First and The Gimme Gimme Gimme's next month in Denver. We had a couple good punk conversations.
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• 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.
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@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Mar 17
@crossbones27 - The guy is also a big Tim Armstrong fan.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
21 Mar 17
Interesting name.Factory Records seems to have cornered the market in this particular branch of the music business!
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
22 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 I guess he lives on in 24 hour Party People
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@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Mar 17
@Ronrybs - I loved Steve Coogan's portrayal of him.
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@TRBRocks420 (81250)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Mar 17
Very interesting to learn some about them.
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@TRBRocks420 (81250)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 Holy crap now that's a awful way to die. I think the only other time I heard something like that was Lizzie Borden.
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@FourWalls (14716)
• United States
22 Mar 17
Thanks for the series. Did you discover some of these bands while you were stationed overseas? Several of them I had heard of, but bands like this one went completely unnoticed over here.
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