24 Feb 2004
Jonathon Donaghy and Suddi Raval were Together who famously had a number 12 UK hit with the legendary dance track 'Hardcore Uproar'. In a slight change of direction they worked with The Durutti Column on a remix of Contra-Indications from the Obey The Time album which was released as Fac 284 The Together Mix in February 1991. Tragically Jon and his girlfried Emma were both killed in an road accident on Ibiza. There was a special evening in their memory at the Haçienda called Harmony.

Suddi takes up the story for Cerysmatic Factory: "Emma was killed in the same accident that killed Jon who was my best mate. Well, she did the vocals on the Durutti track that are described as "Suzanne Vega" style in the Mix Mag review. Something else that very few people know is that the remix is actually unfinished. We were meant to finished it after we came back from Ibiza but as you know Jon and his girlfriend died and we were never able. Tol Wilson and Vini Reilly liked the track so much that they wanted to put it out how it was, to me unfinished but to them, being the artistic people they are "unique"."

Suddi now makes "music and sound effects for most types of media out there". The Together Mix is available for download from Suddi's website - www.suddi.com.

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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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