16 Nov 2003
Careful how you name your album 
The resemblance of the front cover of the latest Texas album 'Careful What You Wish For' to that of New Order's Get Ready has already been noted on these pages.

Now it seems that the album's title also is not the only one of its kind. The second disc in the forthcoming double cd by Revenge's One True Passion V2.0 is subtitled 'Be Careful What You Wish For' which is almost the title of the Texas album (just take away the 'Be'). Don't know who had the idea for the title first mind you.

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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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