Tractor's legendary PA system

Bands who rehearsed in Tractor's rehearsal room at the back of the music shop were busy rehearsing for this festival and Tractor agreed to use their ever growing PA system for the festival and Jim Milne and Steve Clayton recruited a new cosmic warrior on bass guitar, Dave Addison. The September 1976 Deeply Vale Festival was to start a counter-culture legend and spirit that grows in legend and stature as each day goes by, even now. Tractor headlined at the 1976 Deeply Vale Festival and for the 1977 Festival, a visit was made to John Brierley's new studio in his house on Rochdale's Drake St., and 'No More Rock'n'Roll' was recorded and released (still on analogue vinyl) and sold from the stage on the day of release at the 1977 Deeply Vale Festival. By 1977, festival crowds had grown to several thousand, and it all turned into an amazing cosmic happening. That year Tractor's PA did a couple of dates for Lemmy's first Motorhead tour at Manchester's Electric Circus and the following night at Wigan Casino.

Tractor regularly topped the bill at the legendary Electric Circus in Manchester and Tractor's PA system was hired in by the Electric Circus as the house PA for many major bands in the Electric Circus's legendary 1977 season. This also led to tour work with The Adverts and The Lurkers for Tractor's PA.