14 Oct 2014
The Deeply Vale Box 
Finally after 18 years of research, The Deeply Vale Box will be released in the UK in late October 2014 and worldwide a bit later. This beautiful book and box set will be limited to 500 boxes worldwide - the 272 page A4 book is mainly colour and is housed in a box with 6 CDs and a pack of incense. Put on one of the CDs, open the book, light an incense stick to burn and transport yourself back to the mid 70s to early 80s Deeply Vale Festivals, as well as the Rivington Pike Festivals and the Manchester Rock Against Racism Concerts.

Deeply Vale was important as it was the first of the free festivals to open its stage to Punk and New Wave bands and it was also intertwined with the Manchester Rock Against Racism movement. Long before any other festival it crossed the hippy punk divide; its where Planet Gong/Here and Now met The Fall and hippy sound man Grant Showbiz would strike up a 35 year relationship as producer for The Fall. Here and Now would take The Fall, Danny and the Dressmakers (with Graham Massey), Wilful Damage and Alternative TV on their anarchic tours after Deeply Vale. The Ruts were formed in a tent at Deeply Vale in 1977 after two members of London Funk band Hit and Run saw the The Drones perform a punk set on stage. The 1978 Festival not only included Steve Hillage, Here and Now and Nik Turner but also The Fall, The Durutti Column and The Ruts.

The book features interviews with and/or written contributions from Andy Kershaw, Stuart Maconie, Andy McCluskey of OMD, Martin Coogan and Steve Cowen of the Mock Turtles, Mark E Smith of The Fall, Marc Riley, Spizz Energi, Boff Whalley from Chumbawamba, Graham Massey of 808 State, Vini Reilly, Graham Clark of Gong, Grant Showbiz, Steve Hillage, Jimi Goodwin (Doves), Ian Brown, Andy Rourke, Mark Hodkinson, Mick Middles, Luke Bainbridge and more.

The six live music CDs include Steve Hillage, Nik Turner’s Sphynx, The Fall (unreleased tracks live at Deeply Vale), Visitor 2035, Danny and The Dressmakers (full sets from the festival includes Graham Massey 808 State), Aqua, Here and Now, Wilful Damage, The Ruts, SFW, Salford Jets, Victim, Free Ride, Durutti Column, Brenda and The Hot Dicks, Red Eyes, Aspell, Andy T, Blue Midnight feat Grant Showbiz, George Borowski, Tony Crabtree, Accident on The East Lancs, Victor Brox Blues Train, Howard The Duck, Rockslide (forerunner of the Drones), Movement Banned, Elti Fits, The Tunes, Trevor Hyett, Whitefire, Victor Drago, The Trend, Drive by Night, The Out, Fast Cars, Mudanzas, Vibrant Thigh, NotSensibles, Stuffed Badgers, Rivington Spyke, No Change, No Mystery, Murmo Schultz, Bill Pod and The Stocks, Trevor Hyett, Alchemist, The Joint Rolling Contest, & John Keegan.

The Deeply Vale Box Set is available to pre-order now direct with Paypal from Ozit Morpheus for 73.00 GBP plus 11.00 GBP UK postage. Payments and all enquiries to hawkethos@which.net.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely there should be some sort of award given to Chris. How on earth could one shitty festival spin off so much tat and how deep has the barrel been scraped this time.

16/10/2014, 03:29

 

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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.

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