25 Oct 2007
Manchester's Cornerhouse showed a collection of Anton Corbijn's music video work entitled 'Music To Your Eyes' as part of it's Control season.

The running order in full:

Propaganda - Dr Mabuse
Echo & the Bunnymen - Seven Seas
Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Straight To You
Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
Metallica - Hero Of The Day
Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun
Mercury Rev - Opus 40
U2 - Electrical Storm
Travis - Re-Offender
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
Don Van Vliet - Some YoYo Stuff (a short film)

Most of these videos are available on the Palm Pictures Directors Label DVD: 'The Work of Director Anton Corbijn'.

Judge for yourselves.



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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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