6 Apr 2004
Funny how time flies 
This in from Kookydiscs: "Tempus Fugit. Out now! The much anticipated and critically acclaimed new studio album from The Durutti Column. Available mail order, £13.00 including p&p UK. Please add £0.50 Europe, £1.00 RoW. £ sterling cheques payable to: thedurutticolumn.com. For further information visit our website at: www.thedurutticolumn.com. Kooky, 2 Adams Close, Stanwick, Northants NN9 6TQ". Presumably the album will be available to buy at the gigs over the next few weeks as previously promised.

Further activity on the Durutti front sees the launch of the Durutti Column Subscription Group. For the price of £15 UK / £17 Eur / £20 RoW you will receive:

- a free exclusive compilation CD of rare and exclusive tracks
- bi-annual newsletter
- special offers on all discs and merchandising
- priority on all new releases

All £ sterling cheques payable to: 'thedurutticolumn.com' [cash prices: Euros: Europe 25, RoW 30, US Dollars: Europe 35, RoW 38]

Send to: Kooky, 2 Adams Close, Stanwick, Northants NN9 6TQ

Sounds like an interesting concept and let's hope it's a success.

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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.

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