TRACTOR

Proto-Metal • United Kingdom
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Tractor were formed in Rochdale in 1971 from the remains of three-piece band The Way We Live (originally formed in 1966 at Balderstone School, Rochdale).

The band comprised Jim Milne (guitarist, vocalist and songwriter) and Steve Clayton (drummer, percussionist and songwriter) who had teamed up in 1971 with their manager and sound engineer John Brierley, who built his first studios (Dandelion Studios Rochdale) in his bedroom and attic.

John later recorded Factory and many other bands at his Cargo Studios in Rochdale. As The Way We Live, Tractor made a 1971 album for Dandelion Records boss, the late John Peel. After the release of this album, "A Candle For Judith", Peel described guitarist Jim Milne as "...the man responsible for some of the most urgent flowing and logical guitar playing I've ever heard".

Their second album, "Tractor” (as Tractor) got to number 18 in the Radio Luxembourg album charts and was frequently played
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Proto-Metal 1972

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Worst Enemies
Proto-Metal 1991
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Before, During And After The Dandelion Yeras
Proto-Metal 1998
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John Peel Bought Us Studio Gear And A PA
Proto-Metal 2006

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