19 Nov 2003
The Guitar and Other (Rare) Machines 
The official Durutti Column website has announced a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy Vini Reilly's extremely rare Pete Townsend Signature SG Gibson guitar.

Only 250 of these were ever made at the Gibson Custom Factory. Vini will also include a CDR of specially recorded, previously unreleased tracks in the deal. Serious offers in the region of 7,000 GBP (including Worldwide delivery) can by made by emailing Phil at this address: kookydiscs@btinternet.com

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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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