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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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  • zwitte

    omg, im fucking loving Almost a Kiss and Rabbit Snare just awesome

    16 Jul 7:20am Reply
  • CodeDVA

    con vin cing pee poll

    26 Jun 7:49am Reply
  • lesnoimanyak

    ночью скробблить, без звука. [3]

    10 Jun 5:54am Reply
  • PiecesOfQuiet

    I bet Rafters is one of the top albums because its the only one that is streamable on spotify.

    9 Jun 2:50pm Reply
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  • martu12

    Scrobbling Gristle.

    26 Apr 2:22am Reply
  • neurotonico

    Check out this archive of Throbbing Gristle at Ubuweb:

    5 Apr 1:16am Reply
  • 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
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