23 Jan 2012
The Factory Records Catalogue 
After something of a hiatus (yep, I think 3 years counts), work has resumed on The Factory Records Catalogue, a project to present the catalogues of Factory Communications Ltd and all subsidiaries in a definitive, fully cross-referenced format has well and truly resumed. The UK (Factory Records) section is nearly finished and after that we will deal with Factory Too, Once, F4, Factory Benelux, Factory US, Factory America, Factory Australasia and last but not least, Ikon.

It's taken 3 years to get this far so it won't be completed overnight (and there are no images at all yet) but it should be worth waiting for.


Anonymous Michael Smith said...

Really looking forward to it.

01/02/2012, 20:10


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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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