6 Nov 2009
Happy Mondays Versus Cancer 
Back by popular demand and fresh from their US tour, Happy Mondays are the latest addition to the line-up for Versus Cancer on Saturday 12 December 2009 which already includes Snow Patrol, James' Tim Booth, Jim Glennie, and Larry Gott, Andy Rourke, Peter Hook and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. More acts are to be announced.

Money raised will go towards helping cancer patients in the region.

Tickets for the concert are priced from £32.50 and are available from Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Ticketline.

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Twitter: @VersusCancer

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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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