30 Jun 2005
Ego In Exotica Sum @ The Green Room 
News from bitingtongues.com:

On Friday 24 June 2005 various members of Biting Tongues and Toolshed performed 'Ego In Exotica Sum' in memory of Martin Denny at Manchester's Green Room. There are photos courtesy of Graham Massey.

Howard Walmsley's film, 'Earthquakeland' was also shown and featured music by Graham Massey. The new website www.earthquakeland.com features a trailer. A limited edition release of the soundtrack on cd is currently under consideration.

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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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