20 May 2005
Joy Division: Transmission - the archives 
If you didn't get to tune in to any of the 18 May 'Transmission' programmes on BBC 6Music you can catch it via the BBC's Listen Again service as follows:

- Paul Morley on Ian Curtis:
- Gideon Coe talking to Tony Wilson
- Peel Sessions on Andrew Collins
- Joy Division cover versions on Vic McGlynn
- Steve Lamacq talking to Anton Corbijn
- Jane Gazzo's Dream Ticket [Les Bains Douches, Paris 18 December 1979]

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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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