15 Mar 2006
Martin Hannett - Manchester meets Rochdale event coming soon 
The Manchester District Music Archive, Touchstones Centre Rochdale and Ozit Morpheus Records are organising a 'Manchester Meets Rochdale at Rockin Rochdale' event on Saturday 8 April.

This will be an afternoon of Rock-related events about Manchester and Rochdale and featuring various things to do with Martin Hannettt who worked regularly in Rochdale at Cargo recording studios.

The event will be at the Touchstones Centre which has recently been the venue for the Rockin' Rochdale exhibition. More details soon.


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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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