10 Nov 2007
Out of control and under cover 
The MOJO 169 letters page (Theories, Rants, etc) contains a choice contribution on the subject of Anton Corbijn ("if his pictures had ever been in focus, I might have some respect for the man, and what scraps remained dissolved with your feature [MOJO 168].").

Meanwhile, in the MOJO Playlist, LCD Soundsystem's cover of Joy Division's No Love Lost (speedier... with extra 303 burble) is at #1. Find it on a limited edition US-import split single with an Arcade Fire cover of Serge Gainsbourg on the flipside.



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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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