5 Oct 2007
88 - The Haçienda 
Manchester photographer and filmmaker Peter Walsh is making a documentary on the Haçienda using a lot of his archive pictures from the time. The working title for the project is '88'. He is looking for more archive stuff, pictures and video footage and is keen for you, the Cerysmatic Factory readers, to help out. If you have any of the above and are the copyright holder (this bit is important so that Peter doesn't get sued) he would like to hear from you. There is a small budget for archive so if your stuff gets used there would be payment involved - this would have to be worked out.

Please contact Peter directly (not Cerysmatic Factory) at info@peterjwalsh.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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