The Durutti Column should have been afforded a more prominent position in British rock history than the footnote they have acquired. A loftier place is deserved because in 1977 they were the first band to be signed to Tony Wilson's legendary Factory Records label. Their place in UK music history was finally acknowledged by the making of the film, '24 Hour Party People', which celebrated Wilson's chaotic record label. At the end of the film The Durutti Column's mainman gets support from an impressive source when God recommends: "Vinni Reilly is due a revival, you might think about greatest hits, it's good music to chill-out to".
Don't be fooled by the band name, what began as a group venture quickly turned into a solo musical vision. The enigmatic Reilly wrote, produced, and played all instruments on The Durutti Column's new album 'Someone Else's Party'. It's the definition of a home made album, as it was recorded on an eight track porta-studio with additional effects produced by a variety of household objects including battering books and flicking sheets of paper.
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