11 Mar 2006
Zero: A Martin Hannett Tribute 1979-1991 
There's a new CD out on 27 March (or 3 April according to Amazon) called 'Zero: A Martin Hannett Story 1979-1991' which is "an all-encompassing tribute to one of the highest-profile UK record producers of the Punk era. Includes Buzzcocks, U2, Joy Division, OMD, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Psychedelic Furs, Only Ones, Kitchens Of Distinction and more."

Title: 'Zero: A Martin Hannett Story 1979-1991'
Label: Big Beat
Catalogue Number: CDWIKD270

More info on Martin Hannett at The Martin Hannett Biography Project www.martinhannett.co.uk.

Thanks to Agent King on the Cerysmatic Factory Messsage Board

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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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