7 Jul 2014
Ed Templeton's Wayward Cognitions 
Ed Templeton's Wayward Cognitions

We are pleased no end to see a photographic monograph of the work of skateboarder / artist / photographer / social documentarian Ed Templeton who's noted in Factory Records circles for his work with Factory Too and Hopper in the Nineties.

Wayward Cognitions is published on 31 October 2014 by Um Yeah Press and is highlighted today by Jamie Bradley Sims in the New York Times.

Wayward Cognitions is available to pre-order now via Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Meanwhile, you are hereby ordered to follow Ed Templeton on Twitter and Facebook.

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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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