18 Oct 2004
Joy Division 
Joy Division were, as promised, among the nominees for entry into Channel 4's UK Music Hall of Fame on last night's show which featured the Eighties. Amongst the clips shown were the promo for Love Will Tear Us Apart. Unlike other notable Halls of Fame around the world, this one is being voted for by the public at large by text, phone and internet. The other nominees included Guns n' Roses, Beastie Boys, Prince and The Smiths.

Vote for Joy Division here.

The show is repeated at 11.30pm on Friday 22 October on Channel 4.

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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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