13 Aug 2007
Floral tributes for Tony Wilson 
Flowers have been left outside the Haçienda Apartments on the site of the original Haçienda in Manchester to commemorate the life of Tony Wilson.

Meanwhile, down at Urbis, there are some lilies which will be on display for the duration of the exhibition, replaced every other day hopefully. In addition one small flower was left by a member of the public by the lightbox of Tony Wilson in the Haçienda 25 exhibition. It just has a card with it saying 'Thanks Tony'.

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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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