14 Nov 2007
Joy Division ticket confusion 
There seems to be a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand's doing with the allocation of tickets for the screening of Joy Division at the Salford Film Festival. The tickets are meant to be reserved through the Vue cinema but it seems the cinema folk think that the Film Festival folk should be dealing with it. Thus, as of this early afternoon no tickets have been reserved, nor are they able to be reserved. Far from selling out fast it therefore seems they are selling out very slowly. More info when we have it.

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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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