14 Jul 2005
In the time of the saundcheka 
From OrganicNickLoud's Livejournal site (in Russian) here translated by the remarkable Babelfish and unedited for your edification:

"Reilly's Vinni aka Durutti Column - living legend. It from that tusovki itself Factory Records, about which Maykl Uinterbottom removed its 'twenty-four hour party-goers'. Certainly, it is not so known as New Order or Happy Mondays, but its surrounding halo of 'that m3d- chesire cheese itself' attracts as strong magnet. For his fifty with the small, Reilly appears very well, especially in comparison with his drummer, to whom to the form all seventy. Grey-haired old man in the dark glasses and the white suit, however, to silushku has Herculean - in the time of saundcheka he without the shadow of stress dragged on the scene his installation, where one barrel was from it size. It drummed also, it is necessary to say that - a good school of expensive stands for ten young. However, Reilly played on his guitar some strange passages, as a result the music was more similar to progressiv the fate and of belonging with the 'new wave' reminded one only the history."

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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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The Durutti Column