26 Jul 2004
(Coach) Party 
As previously announced, The Durutti Column play the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Thursday 16 September. It is now confirmed that Manchester will be the only gig north of Watford. In order to give the largest number of people possible an opportunity to come to the gig the band is looking to lay on coaches to the show from the Midlands and possibly other parts of the country.

Interested? Please fill in all the necessary fields on this online form (including where you live) and hit send. Thanks very much.

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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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