1 Mar 2010
Inside Out NW - Rave on? 
Now available via iPlayer, BBC Northwest edition of Inside Out has Oliver Wilson revealing some of his dad's never-seen-before home video footage of the Hacienda and discussing Manchester's past, present and future. Includes brand new interviews with Leroy Richardson, Graeme Park, Peter Hook, Mike Pickering and Shaun Ryder.

This programme is available for the next week on iPlayer. Sadly this is not available to non-UK users.

Belated congratulations to Oli who's moved from BBC Manchester to become Entertainments Reporter for Newsbeat on Radio One. Well done Oli!

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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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