12 Mar 2011
Factory Exhibition @ The Ducie Bridge, MCR 
The first ever UK display of the full Factory Records discography in the music medium, including all releases & variations on all formats, plus test pressings, etc will be held at The Ducie Bridge Pub in Manchester on 7 & 8 May 2011. The event will be opened and attended by relatives of Ian Curtis. Congratulations to Col for putting on the big show!


The Ducie Bridge
152 Corporation Street
Manchester M4 4DU

Sat & Sun 7 & 8 May 2011, 10.00am - 4.30pm

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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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