11 Sep 2007
When We Were Thin 
The launch of 'When We Were Thin: Music, Madness & Manchester', the new book by CP Lee takes place at Urbis on 12 October 2007 from 18:00.

The evening also features a screening of a film of the legendary Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias (a group which also featured Bruce Mitchell of The Durutti Column) live in concert.

Admission is free. If you send an email to books@itsahotun.com with your name and how many people you want in you will get an email back and be promised a surprise gift on arrival.


18:00 - Doors
18:30 - CP Lee and some Berts do a ramble
19:00 - Screening Albertos In Concert
22:00 - Short reading plus book signing and more sights and sounds

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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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