31 Aug 2003
Where are they now? 
Whatever happened to K-Track, The Orch, Italian Love Party and East West Coast who all appeared on Fac 2.02 A Factory Sample Too? Are they currently residing in the where are they now file??
August - when it was 
Twenty years ago, in August 1983, Fac 51 The Haçienda played host to such varied delights as Roman Holiday, Lydia Lunch, Einstürzende Neubaten, King (with DJ Gary Crowley) and Factory stalwarts Cabaret Voltaire.

On the 4th of August 1991, the second day of Cities in the Park took place in Heaton Park, Manchester. Factory bands took over the line-up and there were performances from Electronic, Happy Mondays, Revenge, Cath Carroll, The Adventure Babies, The Durutti Column.

"Manchester is still alive... and London, New York and all the rest are still dead"

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30 Aug 2003
Peter Saville Talk 
Don't forget the Peter Saville Talk at the Design Museum, London, this Tuesday 2 September. "To coincide with The Peter Saville Show, the first museum retrospective of his work, Peter Saville, one of the world's most influential graphic designers, will discuss his work - past and present - and the evolution of graphic design." The talk starts at 7.15pm but the galleries open at 6.30pm for a (re)view of the Show.

The Peter Saville Show is on until 14 September.

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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The Durutti Column