12 Oct 2004
This is Entertainment 
There is a new Cabaret Voltaire dvd out called Doublevision Presents; Cabaret Voltaire. This originally appeared with the catalogue number DV 1 on good old-fashioned video cassette (VHS/BETA) back in the mid-Eighties. Although Doublevision didn't strictly have any connection with Factory (it was a communications company founded by Cabaret Voltaire and Paul Smith in 1982) their releases were officially distributed by Of Factory New York, and appeared in their mail-order catalogue, but they were not assigned OFNY catalogue numbers.

Title: Doublevision Presents; Cabaret Voltaire
Label: Doublevision
Catalogue number: CABS18DVD
Tracklisting: Diskono, Obsession, Trash part 1, Badge of Evil, Nag Nag Nag, Eddie's Out, Landslide, Photophobia, Trash part 2, Seconds Too Late, Extract from Johnny YesNo, Walls of Jericho, This is Entertainment, Moscow

Thanks to C and OMNY.

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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.

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