11 Oct 2009
Workshy Fopp 
There was good turnout for Hooky's book signing session to promote The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club at the resurrected Fopp on Earlham Street on Friday evening. With the man himself (accompanied by Kevin Cummins and a few Hacienda art prints) being fashionably late there were approaching 100 people in the top-floor queue by the time he arrived. And by the time he left the evening had been so successful that there were no copies of the book left!

The following morning Hooky made an appearance on Soccer AM which he regaled with several FAC/football anecdotes including the one about the aborted World In Motion 2002.

Then it was off further westwards to Bristol for another signing session. And this Thursday he may be found at the Off The Shelf festival in Sheffield for a Q&A and DJ set.

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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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