7 Dec 2014
Parabolically Yours 
The Distractions - Parabolically Yours

Parabolically Yours is the definitive studio and live archive of recordings by The Distractions.

Comprising 1 LP, 3 CDs, a 12" hardback book (edited by Distractions uber-fan David Quantick) with 100+ pages and rare images, new interviews and much more, it will be issued as a limited first edition of 500 copies worldwide.

Further details – including the full tracklisting and ordering details – will be announced via Pledge Music, Facebook and Twitter on Monday 8 December 2014.

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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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