20 Sep 2009
Cabaret Voltaire Archive (Live 1982-1986) 
Archive is a 4LP "box set" is out now exclusively via iTunes featuring classic Cabaret Voltaire recorded at the following venues:

The Venue, London 8 June 1982
The Leadmill, Sheffield 30 November 1984
Town & Country Club, London 11-12 February 1986 (both nights)

Highlights include Yashar, Sensoria, I Want You and Just Fascination. The full tracklisting is available at discogs.com and it's available to buy from iTunes UK priced 17.99 GBP.



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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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