30 Sep 2009
Four Factory Records - Buy It Now (Again) With Paypal 
The Four Factory Records 6CD box set by The Durutti Column is on sale again direct from Kooky Records, priced 37.50 GBP (including Worldwide p+p).

The set, which was first sold at the recent A Paean To Wilson gigs at the Manchester International Festival, features the first four releases for Factory Records plus two bonus discs with studio/demo and live material from the relevant early period of The Durutti Column's history.

Full Durutti discographical details at thedurutticolumn.com.

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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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