10 Jun 2005
Quando Quango downloads now available 
It is now possible to buy Quando Quango tracks directly as downloads. For starters there's LTMCD 2360 'Pigs and Battleships', the original Factory album plus extra tracks issued by LTM in 2003. The classic 1985 single 'Genius' (Fac 137), produced by Mark Kamins, is also available. Both are available from Artistdirect. Alternatively you might like to search on MSN Music which also offers the two Quando tracks from LTMCD 2377 'Cool As Ice: The BE Music Productions' (Atom Rock and Love Tempo).

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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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