30 Nov 2004
Jenny Cassidy "LTM are very sad to report that Jenny Cassidy of Section 25 passed away on Saturday 20 November after a long and courageous struggle against cancer. The forthcoming So Far DVD will go ahead as planned, and is in some small way an apt memorial to her. Jenny joined the band in 1983 and took centre stage both on the album From the Hip, epochal single Looking From a Hilltop and subsequent live shows. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time."



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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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