Phil Durrant / John Butcher / John Russell
© harald mannsberger - nickelsdorf konfrontationen, austria
A powerful zero-degree music that doesn't know how to pander, even to itself.
New Musical Express
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x-mas 1987 - Richard Cook, Sunday Times.
Phil Durrant and John Butcher met, in 1984, at one of Phil Wachsmann's Saturday afternoon Morley College workshops.
They then began rehearsing with John Russell, and playing on the largely musician-run circuit of London venues.
ACTA records was set up to release their 1987 LP Conceits.
A reviewer at an early concert in Zürich wrote "Just as no-one understands the British humour, no-one understood this trio's music". Fortunately he was wrong, and the trio continued performing for more than another 10 years.