Review: A Certain Ratio – The Graveyard and the Ballroom [1980]

ACRIt is no surprise this leftfield / new wave album from the UK was released via Factory records (catalog: FACT 16). There are many similarities with the band The Clash, but with the Clash there are some very memorable songs.

Overall I enjoyed the album, and I suspect any fans of both Joy Division and The Clash will, but I won’t ever be reaching to pull this off the shelf. Don’t misread my message here, I like the album, but the longevity of the band’s name was limited because they had to compete with more memorable acts.

Song 1 of 14: Do The Du (not a video)

Lyrics
My heart was just an open sore
which you picked at ’til it was raw
it bled away my existence
shriveled under your insistence
you forced me to my deadly fate
turned me into a thing of hate
I flayed your flesh with my thoughts
I flayed your flesh with my thoughts

Your fate transforms
in the hope that I could conform
for a moment
I flayed your flesh with insistence
I drew your blood with consistence
I flayed your flesh with insistence
I drew your blood with consistence