12 Jan 2011
Factory Records nite @ Part Time Punks 
Paul Ryder (ex-Happy Mondays) will be the special guest on the Part Time Punks radio show
this Thursday 13 January from 3-6pm P.S.T. on KXLU 88.9 FM in the Los Angeles area and on kxlu.com everywhere else in this the latest instalment in an ongoing series of Factory Records-themed specials of course. This is in preparation for Paul's Guest DJ gig this Sunday for Factory Records Nite at Part Time Punks (@ 1822 Sunset).

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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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