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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 and 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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  • Jaina999

    Throbbing Gristle > Psychic TV

    16 Apr 4:41pm Reply
  • dr_bun

    im going to go with heathen earth

    14 Apr 1:45am Reply
  • Waes-GOD

    discipline

    1 Apr 2:25am Reply
  • auctorb

    In Joy - http://www.last.fm/music/Magnvm+Chaos/Chaos+in+da+House

    27 Mar 8:20am Reply
  • ricco231

    weeping and hamburger lady two essantial tracks of all the time

    13 Mar 10:12pm Reply
  • Luneburger

    ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    8 Mar 7:57pm Reply
  • FukitGuggenheim

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ugh

    4 Mar 10:04pm Reply
  • agutainen4ad

    cool

    22 Feb 4:46pm Reply
  • JavierGarciaCeb

    ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺ ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺ ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺ ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺ ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺ ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺ ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺

    14 Feb 5:54am Reply
  • Current87

    ه҉̺҈҈̺̺҉҉҉̺̺̺҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈҈̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺̺

    22 Jan 11:01am Reply
  • Jaina999

    http://www.last.fm/music/Throbbing+Gristle/+images/96264073

    21 Jan 2:14am Reply
  • borungus

    Damaged Testicles is a group very much like Throbbing Gristle, for those looking for something new.

    3 Jan 4:24pm Reply
  • CyberMusicLover

    Awesome Band!

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    love the grist

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8klW9trVTQ

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DzickyMartin

    ...

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bgk90

    there's nothing like throwing on an hour of TG24 and freaking yourself out

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    20 Jazz Funk Greats - гениальнейший альбом. Остальные записи хороши, но не музыкальны совсем. Weeping <3 И да, Throbbing Gristle > Psychic TV

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • RussellChap

    funny bastards

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SufferingAstrid

    oh well... we need some discipline in here

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
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