17 Nov 2007
No Crazy Cowboys? 
Cerysmatic is pleased to confirm that the new Lawrence Weiner exhibition 'AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE' at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York, NY includes at least some of his work for Factory Records, namely the posters he did for Section 25 at The Ritz and New Order at Paradise Garage.

We await confirmation of the presence of his sleeve for Thick Pigeon's Too Crazy Cowboys.

Check the visual evidence in the first photo in this review in the New York Times (be sure to also check the slideshow in the multimedia sidebar).

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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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