8 Apr 2004
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On the 24 Hour Party People dvd there's a deleted scene in which Morrissey talks to Tony Wilson on the street. It turns out that in the lost scene from the original script Moz goes back to Tony and Lindsay's for a spliff - and hands him a copy of the New York Dolls LP. Furthermore it includes another conversation between Morrissey and Alan Erasmus about scoring dope from Rhyl Sun Centre! (a bit which appears in the final film without Mozzer). Thanks to Adelle for info.

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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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