A Certain Ratio


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Re-release of the fifth album by iconic post-punk funk outfit A Certain Ratio, originally released by Factory Records in November 1986 and described by drummer Donald Johnson as "the Mike Tyson of funk".

Force marked a return to form for Ratio, mixing the robust funk grooves of lead single Mickey Way with more downtempo tracks, as well as Si Firmi O Grido, the percussive tour de force that still provides a reliable climax to live performances. In addition to pin-sharp rhythm and groove the album also displayed a certain pop sensibility, courtesy of guest vocalist Corinne Drewery of Swing Out Sister. The album was also one of the first to utilise the brand new Akai S900 sampler.


1 Only Together
2 Bootsy
3 Fever 103
4 Naked And White
5 Mickey Way
6 And Then She Smiles
7 Take Me Down
8 Anthem
9 Inside
10 Nostromo A Go Go
11 Si Firmir O Grido

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