12 Oct 2006
The Durutti Column on MySpace 
Check out the new official MySpace site for The Durutti Column which announces the following details about the Japanese 'Keep Breathing' bonus dvd:

"The band were filmed at a recent session for Xfm Manchester the day after having all their gear stolen from Bruce's truck! Luckily they were able to improvise (Bruce and Brosci are featured taping bits of drum-kits together) and recorded 'Sealine Woman', 'Requiem for Mother' and new song, 'If You Were Me', a collaboration with Vini's cousin Helen Farley-Jones, who performs vocals on the track."

This new site is billed as "the official Durutti Column site" but not sure what that means for the future of thedurutticolumn.com.



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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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