30 Oct 2007
Radiating the Nation 
Big Arm's debut album 'Radiator' is out now via iTunes, HMV and the Big Arm Shop.

The album follows the singles 'Flashbacks' (23 July 2007) and 'Sunrays' (24 September 2007).

The full tracklisting is:

1. Flashbacks
2. In To You Now
3. Get Back
4. Ska 3000
5. Love Is
6. Electra Glide
7. Welcome
8. Sunrays
9. Sweet Soul Music
10. Flexin

Note: the official release date according to Big Arm's MySpace is this coming Monday 5 November but the album already seems to be available from HMV and the Big Arm Shop.


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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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