13 Jul 2005
New order - it's (semi-)officially an Item 
The forthcoming New Order compilation and documentary double dvd set is set to be called 'Item' according to New Order Online. As previously announced, one disc will feature pretty much all the promo videos plus some added unseen and live extras. The highlight of the second disc will be NewOrderStory, the 2 hours plus documentary on the band from 1993.

Meanwhile the band's summer tour has been continuing with appearances at T in the Park (at which Doves also played) and the Irish festival Oxegen. Strong rumours of the New York and Hyde Park shows being released on dvd also persist.

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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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