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Biting Tongues - Libreville
Biting Tongues - Libreville
Biting Tongues - Libreville
UK 1983 LP; New Hormones: ORG 26 [Never released]
UK 1983 LP; Paragon: VIRTUE 1 [White-label testpress on Mayking records]
UK 1983 LP; Paragon: VIRTUE 1

Side A:

10:05 First Use All The G's
03:18 Forty Four
05:26 Smash The Strategic Hamlets
01:34 Live It

Side B:

04:30 The Toucanostra
06:15 Doctor Restore He Sight
03:24 Dirt For 485
05:00 Aair Care

Release date:

Promo: 26th February 1983.
Release: 25th March 1983.

Credits:

All instruments, voices and tapes by Biting Tongues - Kenneth Hollings, Graham Massey, Colin Seddon, Eddie Sherwood, Howard Walmsley.

"First Use All The G's", "The Toucanostra", "Doctor Restore He Sight" and "Aair Care" 9-12.8.82, produced by Roland Beelen, engineers Stuart Pickering and Pablo.

"Forty Four", "Live It", "Dirt For 485" ecorded 25-27.8.82, produced by Biting Tongues, engineer Roger Salmon.

"Smash The Strategic Hamlets" recorded 6.9.82, produced by Biting Tongues, engineer Tim Harris.

All material written and arranged by Biting Tongues
Sleeve - Garrard Martin

Press Release:

LIBREVILLE - BITING TONGUES
RELEASE DATE: 25th March 1983 ORDER FROM RED RHINO

Every six months or so, a group comes onto the scene and creates what is generally referred to as a 'buzz'. The last time this happened was with the Box, and like the Box, the BITING TONGUES are impossible to catagorise.

That is why we have taken the step of having extra test pressings made, to enable you to listen and judge for yourself.

Already captivated by this challenging sound are Chris Bohn of New Musical Express, Lyndon Barber of Melody Maker and Johnny Waller of Sounds. ALL THREE PAPERS are printing major features to coincide with the release of this album.

Also being prepared are a number of prestigious dates and a session for John Peel.

The album comes in a gatefold sleeve and retails at £3.99

Track Listing:

Side A -

1. First Use All The G's
2. Fourty Four
3. Smash The Strategic Hamlets
4. Live It

Side B -

5. The Toucanostra
6. Doctor Restore He Sight
7. Dirt For 485
8. Aair Care

We hope you enjoy listening to the album.

Libreville Era Biography:

BITING TONGUES were formed in 1979 to provide an improvised live soundtrack to a film. The film was also called 'Biting Tongues' and was made by Howard Walmsley. Although intended as a one-off performance, the show was repeated three times at Manchester's Factory.

After a short period of inactivity, five members of the original band reformed to provide a more concrete output than the original improvised material. These five members constitute the current format of the group, which is: Colin Seddon, Howard Walmsley, Ken Hollings, Eddie Sherwood
and Graham Massey. Performances during 1980 continued to include film, slides and pre-recorded tapes.

They began 1981 with a gig at the I.C.A. Rock Week event, followed by numerous gigs on the London Club Circuit, including Richard Strange's much- acclaimed Cabaret Futura, The Mooch Club and The Beet Club.

Their first album, 'Don't Heal' was released in April '81 on Situation 2 Records (SIT U 1).

Also during 1981, vocalist Ken Hollings and saxophonist Howard Walmsley began working on a further film project, "Walking Heat" which was funded by North West Arts. This was completed by the end of 1981 and has since been screened at various film lectures, galleries and clubs.

The band were featured on the "Northern Lights" cassette magazine in October 1981 with two tracks; "Iyahboune" and "After the Click Dialogue".

A seven track cassette was released on New Hormones label entitled "Live It" in February 1982.

Comments:

Originally slated for release on New Hormones (ORG 26) in 1983, but New Hormones went bust.

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