18 Oct 2004
Get Loaded Presents 
On Thursday 4 November 2004, "An Audience with Shaun Ryder and Tony Wilson" followed by DJ sets from Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), Tony Wilson (Factory Records / Hacienda), Peter Hook (New Order), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Shaun Keaveny (XFM) and Kav (Sonic Audio / Happy Mondays).

Shaun 'n' Tony will be on stage from 7.30–8.30pm, answering questions from the audience and having a general debate about all things music, plus reflecting back on the heady days of the Happy Mondays in their prime, Factory Records, the Hacienda, 24 Four Hour Party People the film and alike. You can send in your questions in advance.

XFM's Shaun Keaveny presides before Kav kicks off the indie/dance/northern soul/funk/breaks soundtracks behind the decks from 8.30pm.

Following on from his opening appearance, Tony Wilson will be spinning his all time Top 20 tunes. He likens the experience to "being your personal iPod for the evening, carefully selecting and programming a series of music into a particular order to make people dance".

Shaun Ryder / Shaun Keaveny, New Order's Peter Hook, Inspiral Carpets man Clint Boon and complete the DJ line-up.

Get Loaded
Turnmills
Thursday 4 November
8.30pm - 3am
5 / 4 (NUS) Entry
2-4-1s at the bar (7.30-10pm)

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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.

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