18 Sep 2013
The flipside of Cerysmatic 
Cerysmatic is off on holiday but Paul Pledger who you may know from the excellent Flipside Reviews is going to mind the shop for a while. Paul is a long-time associate of ours and has contributed in the past, most recently on the Wim Mertens discography. He also wrote some of the band profiles for the Factory Records Catalogue.

Over to you Paul.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy your holiday! (Iain Key)

21/09/2013, 22:45

 

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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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