4 Nov 2005
8vo: On The Outside book launched 
Thanks to Hamish Muir on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board for the following info about the book 8vo: On The Outside:

"The book was launched at the LCC (LCP) in London last Friday, 28th October, and will be in the shops soon...

'8vo: On the outside' by Mark Holt and Hamish Muir. Lars Muller Publishers. 536 pages, hardcover, 16 x 12 cm, 395 colour illustrations. 32.50 GBP, ISBN 3-03778-019-3 www.lars-muller-publishers.com

Includes in-depth accounts of working for Factory (Durutti Column / Wilson/ Hacienda) and a stage by stage documentation of the design of the Hacienda Four poster and the 'Guitar and Other Machines' album sleeve."

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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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