31 Mar 2005
Happy Mondays '48 Hour Party People' live review 
Adam Sweeting has written a quite entertaining review in The Guardian of last weekend's 48 Hour Party People Brixton Academy live shows featuring Happy Mondays and The Farm, as evidenced by this opening extract:

"The resurrection of Happy Mondays brings you two miracles. Firstly, Shaun Ryder is still alive, and secondly, they sound remarkably good considering the vast stretches of bad road they've travelled. For the first night of Brixton's 48 Hour Party People knees-up, they strolled on to a sustained bellow of approval from the crowd, who had endured a drab opening set from the Farm."

Labels:

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home



- - - -


Peter Saville colour wheel
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

Factory Records

The Durutti Column