16 May 2008
Scream City 3 
A fortuitous warehouse find means that 5 copies of last year's third edition of Scream City are now on sale on eBay priced 2.00 GBP + p&p (PayPal only).

Scream City 3 contents:

* Bernard Sumner by David Nolan
* A Field Trip to the Factory Archives by Andrew James
* Electronic: Message Received by Matthew Robertson
* Ghosts of the Haçienda by Michael Eastwood
* Unknown Pleasures: What's in the Factory Collection at MoSI by Jan Hargreaves
* A Kick Up The Nipsie (Alan Hempsall of Crispy Ambulance interview) by David Nolan
* A Cock and Balls Story by John Cooper

Plus the cover is an original illustration by Matt Carroll of Central Station Design.

More copies of Scream City 4 (the latest issue) will go on sale on Monday.

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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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