27 Dec 2012
Northern Quarter Picture Co. 
Colin White (Vinyl Revival) is opening a new shop in Manchester early in the New Year. It is very Factory-related in that it will sell original promotional posters and gig posters, art prints, etc including a number of Hacienda / Dry / New Order items from the personal collection of original Factory Records designer Trevor Johnson.

Trevor, who is famous for his solo and Johnson/Panas work with A Certain Ratio, Biting Tongues, Kalima, The Durutti Column and Electronic amongst others, has also designed the shop's graphic identity.

The Northern Quarter Picture Co. opens in January but you will be able to sneak a preview on their website at www.nqpc.co.uk very soon.

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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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