24 Sep 2006
Hey DJ! Drop the bass now! 
Andy Rourke's promised appearence at yesterday's Cohesion festival turned out not to be the first outing for Manc celebrity rock band 'Free Bass' (Rourke, Hooky, Mani - geddit?) - as had been widely touted around town during the week. Instead Andy took to the decks and did a spot of dj-ing.
Other djs on the day included ex-Rob's Records ex-Sub Sub Andy & Jez Williams, and also as their manager: early attendees were treated to a very rare outing by ex-Hacienda dj Dave Rofe himself!



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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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