11 May 2017
Getting the band back together 
OK, where were we before we were so rudely interrupted?

We are back and we have a new home - cerysmatic.factoryrecords.org - which should be familiar to you as the home of the Factory Records Catalogue. However, rest assured that the sites will remain separate although they share the same domain name and hosting.

One mega-site might've been possible to construct but it would have been a nightmare to navigate and maintain. But please do check out our sister site because lots of new work has been completed in recent months and there will be plenty more.

There'll be improvements around these parts too and a few have already happened in the background. It'll be a little bit longer (you mean a lot longer, Ed.) before Scream City fanzine makes a return. However, some work was done quite a while now on what might've eventually become Scream City 6 and some of that may see the light here instead.

I hope the site is all in good working order but if you spot anything awry please let me know. As ever, thank you for your continued forbearance.

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Blogger David Gerard said...

I was wondering what was up! And why I got a zillion posts from 2015 in email yesterday ...

nice to see you back :-)

12/05/2017, 08:58


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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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