4 Nov 2004
Deeply Durutti 
Vini Reilly is interviewed for a new Granada TV film which goes out in the ITV NW region on 19 November at 11.30pm. Vini talks about The Durutti Column's appearance at the Deeply Vale Festival in July 1978 [thanks to Chris Hewitt for the correction]. Other participants include Luke Bainbridge [OMM], Jimi Goodwin [Doves], Alan Hempsall [Crispy Ambulance], Graham Massey [Biting Tongues / 808 State], Andy McCluskey [OMD] and Mark E Smith [The Fall].

Vini also appears on Tom Robinson's BBC 6Music show any day soon. More details as avaiable.

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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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