A Certain Ratio are back with a new album titled 1982. Despite the title, the veteran post-punk band are not wallowing in nostalgia. In fact percussionist Donald Johnson notes they are bringing in young talent.
The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Donald who was in Stockport, England, just seven miles southeast of Manchester when ARC were part of that infamous Factory Records scene. As you will see and hear, Donald, Martin and Jez are as creative and curious as ever as they pay musical tribute to JB, Chaka, Bootsy, Prince and even themselves!