11 Mar 2007
Biting Tongues on Soul Jazz's 'DIY' 
from the bitingtongues.com Message Board:

Soul Jazz Records have licenced the Biting Tongues track 'You Can Choke Like That' (originally on the first Biting Tongues album 'Don't Heal' for a compilation entitled 'DIY: The Rise of the Music Industry After Punk'

The album also includes 'The Fish Needs A Bike' by Blurt plus tracks by Buzzcocks, The Frantic Elevators, Throbbing Gristle and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry.


Various Artists
DIY: The Rise of the Music Industry After Punk
Format: 2xLP/CD
Available to buy at Soul Jazz Records

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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