6 Sep 2004
The Life of Reilly 
It's all go on the Durutti Column front as the band prepares for their UK tour and the release of the new Best Of album. Here's all the latest news courtesy of Phil Jones, DC Manager.

Vini Reilly will be interviewed on All Fm 96.9, a new local radio station in for the Manchester area, tomorrow Tuesday 7 September at 2pm.

As previously announced, The Durutti Column will play live on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 show this Wedsnesday 8 September.

The band will also be featured in the 15 September issue of the Manchester listings magazine City Life.

The 2-CD compilation on Warners, The Best Of The Durutti Column is on target for a 27 September release and is listed on Amazon.co.uk. No sleeve artwork details so far, other than that it is very classy.

And finally, there is a tour poster which will be on sale at all forthcoming shows.

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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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