30 Jul 2004
Just chillin' 
This weekend (a sunny one hopefully) sees The Durutti
Column
play the Big Chill festival at Eastnor Castle. DC play the
Chill stage on Sunday - see the full running order from the official
site www.bigchill.net:

Sunday 1 August 2004

Chill Stage

MC: Nettie
Another Fine Day
Mark Pritchard
Eva Abraham and Instrumental
Durutti Column
Marc Almond
Ukelele Orchestra Of Great Britain
Mozez
Alucidnation
Sia
Jimmy Cauty's Blacksmoke

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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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