Rare Video From A Certain Ratio – “Back To The Start”

For all its inventiveness and artful genre-bending, it’s easy to forget that the convergence of post-punk, dance music and funk typified pioneered by many of the Factory groups and others in the early 80’s was motivated as much by the desire to have fun as by anything else. The spontaneity and sometimes outright goofiness really comes across watching the vintage footage of A Certain Ratio in their video for “Back To The Start,” an excellent slice of disco-fied noise (complete with spontaneous percussion breakdown) from 1981.