21 Aug 2004
Sunshine and Love 
Get Loaded In The Park at Clapham Common in the English summertime tomorrow from noon sees the return of Happy Mondays, the UK debut of Domino Bones (Bez's new group) and, on the Get Loaded Stage, an eagerly-awaited London gig for Silent Partners (the Manchester band featuring Dermo ex-Northside). It appears to be sold out.

From The Guide: "The Stone Roses may have had the tunes, but under the guidance of Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays did greater things, straddling the divide between dance and rock music and creating a musical language entirely their own".


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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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