4 Jul 2008
Restatement 
Hats off to Russ for spotting the Peter Saville Q&A session at The Cornerhouse next Thursday 10 July 2008.

The talk will cover "Saville's groundbreaking work for Factory Records in the late 1970s, through to his most recent explorations of art and design's role in the highly commodified, visually hyperliterate, early 21st century."

To be followed by the 'launch' of his latest book Estate in the Cornerhouse bookstore (complimentary drinks!).

I have just booked my ticket (GBP 3.00 Full, GBP 2.50 concession) by telephone on +44 (0)161 200 1500.

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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

Factory Records

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