9 May 2006
From Italian Love Party to Music For Media 
Andrew Harris was the keyboard player in Italian Love Party, the Factory Too band featured on the Factory Sample Too. He now lives in Cornwall and writes music for TV (check out www.musicformedia.co.uk or myspace.com/musicformedia). Andrew did the latest version of the title music for legendary BBC Television show A Question of Sport as well as the, erm, "highly influential" Boxing Babes for Men and Motors amongst other gems (there's a full list on the website).

Andrew says that he's going to try to get some of his own stuff up on MySpace soon. That's if he "ever finishes the ironing and the sun stays in"!


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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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