The Durutti Column, from Manchester, England, is the project of virtuoso guitarist Vini Reilly. In need of local punk bands, Manchester’s Factory Records initially assembled the Durutti Column out of what label head Tony Wilson called “a bunch of Didsbury hippies,” though guitarist Vini Reilly soon transformed the Durutti Column into his solo project. Wilson took the band’s name from the 1966 Situationist comic “Le retour de la Colonne Durutti,” or “The return of the Durutti Column,” which referred to Buenaventura Durruti, an anarchist hero of the Spanish Civil War. The band kept the Situationist comic’s misspelling of Durruti’s name.
Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus of Factory Records put the Durutti... Read More