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London, United Kingdom (1975 – 1981, 2003 – 2010)

Throbbing Gristle was formed in London, UK in 1975 out of the ashes of international performance art group Coum Transmissions. Founding members Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge, as well as artist Monte Cazazza (a collaborator and friend of the band), coined the phrase “Industrial Music For Industrial People” to describe the dehumanization and mechanization of music making they in part wanted to evoke. Aside from inventing a completely new musical genre () Throbbing Gristle also founded their own record label, industrial records, which became home to artists such as Cabaret Voltaire, Clock DVA, SPK, William S. Burroughs and Monte Cazazza.

Throbbing Gristle were dubbed “wreckers of civilisation” by Tory MP Nicholas Fairbairn because of their 1976 exhibition “Prostitution” at the I.C.A. in London.

After terminating their first mission in 1981, TG split and the members went their seperate ways. Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti went on to form Chris & Cosey and started their label CTI (Conspiracy International) and recently Carter Tutti. Genesis P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson (Sleazy) went on to found Psychic TV; later Sleazy and fellow PTV member Jhonn Balance left PTV to form Coil. Genesis P-Orridge still remains active with PTV3 and Thee Majesty.


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  • Mr_TagoMago

    A lot of people overlook them but a lot of the bands best stuff is on those numerous live cassettes they released like Throbbing Gristle at the factory Manchester is a masterpiece performance!

    9 Mar 5:23am Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    There are five unreleased TG albums. NEED.

    8 Mar 8:48am Reply
  • metaldiscussor

    yeah... yes... nice...

    28 Feb 12:22pm Reply
  • Zombak39

    Кароче ебать. Поясняю за тробленг гростл. Параша ебаная, но заскроблить обязательно нужно. Ибо человек без тробленг гростла в профиле-хуесос.

    19 Feb 10:34pm Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    Sexy music.

    31 Jan 12:08am Reply
  • depechedream

    Sex, drugs and cycle tour.

    18 Jan 5:36pm Reply
  • Foresterregn

    ночью скробблить, без звука.[2]

    17 Jan 10:20pm Reply
  • sigridwallinahl

    Listening to TG whilst riding a bike? You people are so weird.

    15 Jan 10:26am Reply
  • GovnozherBabay

    не понравилось внатуре блядь. че там гудит вечно пиздос

    12 Jan 6:14pm Reply
  • blackgun76 Ребята, недавно создала группу и буду регулярно выкладывать интересную и хорошую музыку. Хотелось бы найти аудиторию. Превалировать будут такие направления: industrial, psychedelic, neofolk, apocalyptic folk, ambient, post-punk, punk, experimental, noise.

    10 Jan 8:05am Reply
  • spacecoka

    еби меня

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Jaina999

    Sex, drugs and industrial music.

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mokubashirai

    was imagining that parallel universe just now. imagine a north korean factory in the depth of a labor camp, the workers toiling everyday for 18 hours amidst the deafening noise that's driving them insane, wishing they could relax to some kenny g however cd players and radios are banned under penalty of severe beatings and solitary confinement in a 4 feet tall cell. except, the foreman of the factory is genesis, all the equipment inside are synthesizers, and glorious leader has ordered the factory to make deafening industrial noise everyday for no reason.

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bgk90

    its kinda dependent on one's mood, Journey Through a Body is one of the most "difficult" albums but I remember listening to it all the way through while bike riding once and it was amazing. i like some parts more than's hard to pick one: either 20 Jazz Funk Greats or Rafters: Psychic Rally for me

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • i-love-you-neji

    I can't believe it took me so long to find them.

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Offino

    so edgy

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • PostHuman96

    i hope there is a parallel universe in which they are playing the second annual report on the radio 24/7 and all the "non-conformist" cunts hate throbbing gristle with passion because it is mainstream [3]

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    agreed GodkingAustin, a lot of the groups albums are under-rated compared to 20 Jazz Funk Greats. (Does anyone else love Journey Through A Body as much as me?! I hope so!)

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • The_Ambience_Ed

    I hope there is a parallel universe in which they are playing the Second Annual Report on the radio 24/7 and all the "non-conformist" cunts hate Throbbing Gristle with passion because it is mainstream [2]

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • GodkingAustin

    Funk beyond jazz is seriously underrated

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
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