30 June 2005Ego In Exotica Sum @ The Green Room
On Friday 24 June 2005 various members of Biting Tongues and Toolshed performed 'Ego In Exotica Sum' in memory of Martin Denny at Manchester's Green Room. There are photos courtesy of Graham Massey.
Howard Walmsley's film, 'Earthquakeland' was also shown and featured music by Graham Massey. The new website www.earthquakeland.com features a trailer. A limited edition release of the soundtrack on cd is currently under consideration.
29 June 2005New Order digital downloads and DVDs galore
Jetstream (Radio Edit)
Jetstream (Richard X Remix)
Jetstream (Jacques Lu Cont Remix "2nd Mix")
Jetstream (Richard X Remix)
Jetstream (Arthur Baker Remix)
Jetstream (Tom Neville Remix)
Jetstream (Pete Heller Remix)
Krafty (The Passengerz Club Mix)
Krafty (DJ Dan Dub Remix)
The new Pete Heller mix is a lengthy retread. Of the additional Krafty mixes, the DJ Dan Dub Remix is a US Warner Bros promo, the DJ Dan vocal version (also a promo; from the 2x12" WB 0-42800) and is available on the digital album 'New Order: Best Remixes' (also available from all good digital online sellers). The trancey Passengerz Club Mix is brand new.
Meanwhile, the next single off the new album is the title track 'Waiting For The Sirens' Call' and it's out in August.
Rhino will be releasing a DVD compilation of all New Order videos in September. There will be two new videos for old songs (Ceremony and Temptation) directed by Michael Shamberg. The sleeve will be designed by Peter Saville.
New Order filmed the New York (Hammerstein Ballroom) show during their mini US tour, and London (Hyde Park) as well. There is a possible DVD release of those two shows later in the year.
Thanks to OMNY/NOOL.
28 June 2005The Beauty of the Empty Vessel
J. Carpenter Kid
In Quiet Isolation
North Sea Rig
The Crackle of Debris
The Last Lighthouse Keeper
Jez Kerr - vocals +
Raz Ullah - electronics/guitar
Pete Philipson - guitar
Luke das Gupta - keyboards/trumpet
Brian Edwards - drums
Raz, Pete and Brian also make up half of experimental folkies Starless & Bible Black.
Woman (Tempus Fugit varietal)
Sketch for Summer
Cool/Girlfriend (untitled new song played on the radio and at recent gigs)
Untitled for You
Requiem for My Mother
Thanks to Andrea Comiskey for info.
27 June 2005Read it up and start again
2 laptops, guitar, bass, drums and trumpet will rock the tiny stage in a sci-fi punk funk style. It's the first great gig of the summer and one everybody will claim they were at in years to come.
25 June 2005New Order's setlist @ Wireless, Hyde Park
["Sorry about the rain, we must've brought it down from Manchester"]
["You gotta think of a better line than that. Even we can. OK. This is Krafty.
3. Love Vigilantes
["Fuck me. I know we're stupid Mancunians but we know the name of our group! This one IS Krafty."]
["Let's do True Faith cos my SG's not working"]
5. True Faith
["How are we doin' Rog? Any good news for me? OK, we're gonna do Transmission, a Joy Division song."]
["OK, I know it's a cliche but is everyone having a good time?"]
7. Run Wild
["Anyone got hayfever? Come backstage after and I'll give yer a snort of somethin' that'll sort ya out. Allereze"]
["OK, we just gotta tune up for a sec. Just to prove it's not all on tape."]
9. Waiting for The Sirens' Call
["Thang you very much!"]
10. Bizarre Love Triangle
["Anyone got a spare set of lungs out there?" Hooky - "That's the worst example of dad-moshpit-dancing I've ever seen. You must all be over you bunch of mad fookin daft bastards. This is the first ever indie song."]
11. Love Will Tear Us Apart
["This is the 2nd ever indie song"]
[Bernard apologised for ongoing tech problems. Hooky - "I'd like to dedicate this to everyone who can't be here tonight"]
["Phil wants to do She's Lost Control"]
14. She's Lost Control
["It's Blue Fuckin' Monday. But we love it."]
15. Blue Monday
24 June 2005A Certain Ratio live @ Cargo
This is ACR's first London performance for 2 years. The show will also include the rare opportunity for true fans to see them perform with the original hand made Standard 8 visuals used during some of their first ever shows in 1978.
A Certain Ratio with DJ support from Greg Wilson + Muffjam residents Sam Seed and Mr Tasty
83 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
Date: Thursday 11 August 2005
Time: 7pm – 1am
Cost: 12.00 GBP on the door on in advance from Ticket Web via www.muffjam.com
22 June 2005The Adventure Babies live in Stafford
The 'full time' band on the night should be something like:
Matt Tedstone (vocals, possible Wurlitzer)
Dave Atherton (guitar, vocals)
Ken Hughes (keys)
Roger Johns (drums, bv's)
Dave Hall (bass, bv's)
Plus various cameo appearances are rumoured (with various levels of possibility from * to *****) by:
Phil Goodall (vocals) *****
Scott Kennedy (percussion) *****
Eddie Morton (guitar, vocals) ***
Rich Hall (bass, no relation to Dave, and not the craggy faced US comedian) **
Dave Birch (AdBabs other drummer who also played with Dave Hall, Dave Atherton, and Ken in 'Parker', our other band) *
Maxine Bailey (vocals)... very very slight possibility *
Astute sports fans will note that this is equivalent to a footy team. Yet Dave H's suggestion of getting a full set of Brazil shirts was not taken seriously for some reason...
21 June 2005'My Life As A Fairy Tale' ticket update
Single ticket sales are now open for 'My Life as a Fairy Tale', Stephin Merritt (The 6ths) and Chen Shi-Zheng's operatic work based on the life and work of Hans Christian Andersen. Performances are at 8pm on 27, 29 & 30 July at New York's Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College.
More info at lincolncenter.org
20 June 2005Greetings Number Two
Greetings Number Two
'The Ghosts of The Hacienda'
Visions of Empty
An apparition of videos from the early years including off-air treats of Dr Fraser Diagram, Mr Ginger and Mr Tony.
The Building of the Hacienda. The Daylight Hacienda.The Dissertation Hacienda. Fiona on the door. Claude in the cellar. Sooty in the Bunker.
Rare and unseen visuals of music vendors: New Order, The Smiths, Opening Night with ESG, Bunnymen, Teardrops, John Giorno, Virgin Prunes, Dome, ACR, James, Violent Femmes and a lot more where that came from.
Wednesday 13 July 8pm
70 Victoria Street
Blackburn BB1 6DN
Tel: 01254 55607
With love from Brian, Jamie and Armchair Malcolm
ikonand @ yahoo.co.uk
19 June 2005Bill Drummond on the Leigh Festival in the OMM
In this extract Bill recalls how it all started: "Ring, ring. I pick up the phone: 'Bill, is that you?' And before I had time to say yes, or no, or you've got the wrong number, he's off. It's always the same with Tony Wilson. 'I've got this idea, we do a festival, we call it Factory Meets Zoo Halfway. We have it halfway between Manchester and Liverpool. You bring your bands and I bring mine.' 'Whereabouts?' 'Leigh, I've got the field booked, staging, the PA and lights. It's going to be on ...' 'Who is going to promote it, Tony?' 'Don't worry Bill, people will come.'"
Yes, but sadly not many of them.
The same article also features Doves' Jimi Goodwin on his first festival experience which was Deeply Vale.
Is there ever an OMM that doesn't mention Joy Division...
18 June 2005The Durutti Column live at Sonar 2005
15 June 2005Tony and Yvette's blue sky thinking
Wot no lofts?
Badly Drawn Boy
Broke N English
The Durutti Column
Fear of Music
Thanks to Mike and Phil.
11 June 2005LTM's Factory back catalogue on iTunes
Thanks to Mike.
10 June 2005Quando Quango downloads now available
09 June 2005Tony Wilson @ In The City Interactive
Thanks to C.
08 June 2005The Young Offenders Institute plus others live
11 - The Young Offenders Institute, Club Nirvana, Wigan
16 - The Durutti Column - Sonar Festival, Barcelona
16 - Kevin Hewick, Acoustic Night at Firefly
24 - Biting Tongues - Film Event, The Green Room, Manchester
24 - Blurt - And Did We Mention Our Disco, Plastic People, London
24 - Kevin Hewick, Firefly, Leicester
24 - New Order - Wireless Festival, Hyde Park
25 - The Adventure Babies - Stafford Rangers Social Club, Stafford
25 - Kevin Hewick, The Criterion, Leicester (15:00-17:00)
25 - Kevin Hewick, The Pride of Leicester (20:30-23:00)
29 - Kevin Hewick, Progress Bar, Tufnell Park, London
30 - Kevin Hewick, Kevin Hewick, The Half Time Orange, Leicester
16 - The Young Offenders Institute, Dry Bar, Manchester
05 June 2005The New Worthy Originals
04 June 2005The Adventure Babies free mp3 downloads
And Did We Mention Our Disco?
Friday 24 June 2005
147-149 Curtain Road
Doors: 10:30pm - 3:30am.
Admission: 7.00 GBP (discounts available from www.ourdisco.com
01 June 2005That Durutti Column live @ Oklahoma
Cool [new song that has been performed on Mark Radcliffe's and Gideon Coe's radio shows]
Sketch for Summer
Untitled for You
Someone Else's Party
Friends in Belgium
Storm for Steven
Unknown [new song]
Thanks to Mike Mitchell of the Durutti Column Gigography.
Happy Birthday Steven!
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography