14 Mar 2014
NME C86 compilation 3CD edition 
NME C86 compilation 3CD edition

Cherry Red presents a new 3CD version of their excellent NME C86 compilation album and it features three ex-Factory Records bands. Disc 1 has Miaow's Sport Most Royal whilst Disc 2 has Darkness and Colour by The Railway Children. The ex-FAC fun is rounded off on Disc 3 by Happy Mondays' Freaky Dancin'. Amongst the wider highlights are offerings from pretty much any indie band who was around in the mid- to late-Eighties including Primal Scream, The Soup Dragons, Shop Assistants, McCarthy, The Weather Prophets, That Petrol Emotion, King of the Slums!, Pop Will Eat Itself and many many more.

It's released on 9 June 2014 and will come in a nice box with comprehensive illustrated sleevenotes by Neil Taylor.

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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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