5 Jan 2004
Returning legends 
Tickets for both the forthcoming Portugese Durutti Column dates are now on sale at www.ticketline.pt. In a (very) rough translation of the text on the website here is how they are billing the concerts: "One of biggest legends of the pop-rock of Manchester is returning. Vini Reilly's The Durutti Column, goes to the Santiago Alquimista, in Lisbon on 23 January, and to the the Rivoli Theatre, in Oporto on 24 January. This will be a chance to see and to hear the band interpret some its material from the Eighties, as well as its more recent album 'Someone Else's Party'."

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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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