14 Oct 2013
Everything's Gone Clear 
New Order - Movement clear vinyl LP

To celebrate the reopening of its flagship 363 Oxford Street, London store, HMV is having a strictly limited giveaway bonanza in the coming week. Top of the shop for FAC fans is a clear vinyl LP edition of New Order's debut album 'Movement' [FACT 50] available to the first 100 lucky customers on Wednesday 16 October. Other delights include limited offerings of wares by The Beatles (Mon), Elvis Presley (Tue), and, er, Robbie Williams (Thu).

More details at HMV's Facebook.



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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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