30 Mar 2007
Happy Mondays Live 
SJM Concerts by arrangement with WMA presents Happy Mondays


Tue 22 - Inverness Iron Works (0870 169 0100)
Wed 23 - Aberdeen Music Hall (0870 169 0100)
Fri 25 - Sheffield Leadmill (0870 010 4555)
Sat 26 - Middlesbrough Town Hall (01642 729 729)
Sun 27 - Hull University (0871 220 0260)
Tue 29 - Cambridge Junction (01223 511 511)
Wed 30 - Northampton Roadmender (01604 604 020)
Thu 31 - Preston 53 Degrees (0871 220 0260)


Fri 1 - Dudley JB's (0871 220 0260)
Sun 8 - Manchester Ritz (0161 832 1111)

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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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