14 Oct 2004
The Durutti Column 
News courtesy of Kooky and Rob S (welcome back!):

- thedurutticolumn.com should at last get secure payment processing next month, definitely by the end of the year.
- the subscription group (which was started to raise funds for the secure site) newsletter (paper copy) is due out late November; the first cd has already been issued.
- there may be some Durutti badges made, since they're enjoying an 80s-style revival in the UK.
- a new album is due to be recorded soon; as usual there will be signed copies available online when it emerges.
- Tempus Fugit sold out its first pressing, but more are on the way.


- there is an advert for The Best Of The Durutti Column in the November issue of UNCUT magazine.



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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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