The Durutti Column

Formed 1978.
The Durutti Column


The Durutti Column are an English post-punk band formed in 1978 in Manchester, England. The band is an ongoing project of guitarist (and occasional pianist) Vini Reilly who is often accompanied by drummer Bruce Mitchell and Keir Stewart (on bass, keyboards and harmonica).

Chris Ott summed up Vini Reilly in 2003: "Friend to Ian Curtis and New Order, a borderline New Age celebrity within European muso circles and the creative force behind much of Morrissey's Viva Hate, Vini Reilly has unleashed untold volumes of music over the last twenty-five years. Delving into modern classical composition with 1984's Without Mercy, his low-key reputation as an independent auteur was cemented with 1989's Vini Reilly, recorded in just twenty days' time after finishing Viva Hate with Morrissey and Stephen Street."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of A Paean to Wilson

    A Paean to Wilson 2010

    Reviewed by David Sheppard
    Somewhere, you suspect, Tony is nodding along, approvingly.
  2. Review of The Return Of The Durutti Column

    The Return Of The Durutti Column 1980

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Vini and Martin make pretty noises.
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