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Throbbing Gristle

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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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  • spacecoka

    еби меня

    10 Dec 8:30pm Reply
  • Jaina999

    Sex, drugs and industrial music.

    10 Nov 1:02pm 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 7:02pm 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 others..it's hard to pick one: either 20 Jazz Funk Greats or Rafters: Psychic Rally for me

    3 Nov 6:56am Reply
  • i-love-you-neji

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

    30 Oct 10:26pm Reply
  • Offino

    so edgy

    25 Oct 9:36am 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 7:48pm 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 2:57pm 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 9:16pm Reply
  • GodkingAustin

    Funk beyond jazz is seriously underrated

    30 Sep 6:06am Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Sex, drugs and industrial music.

    27 Sep 11:57pm Reply
  • Quess_ES

    Есть отличные песни, но в топе ерунда, как по мне

    25 Sep 3:30pm Reply
  • H-channie

    Растут некоторые сиськи и сосать член хворост.

    12 Sep 7:47am Reply
  • nobody-01

    hope is a sad thing

    22 Aug 9:20am Reply
  • A_Silver_Voice

    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

    25 Jul 11:39pm Reply
  • ShipDestroyer

    http://8tracks.com/artbarbarian/ab-radio-3-1

    22 Jul 1:33pm Reply
  • limonad_limonad

    Слушать их невозможно, это настоящее насилие над ушами. Себе дороже.[2]. Разве что так, ночью скробблить, без звука.

    18 Jul 6:38am Reply
  • depechedream

    Жизнь прожить - не поле перейти.

    25 Jun 11:29am Reply
  • drochlen

    Antonius_Fire, до них шумовую (и не только) музыку тоже практиковали. Ничего они не разрушали, скорее стали интересным явлением в мире музыки. "Слушать невозможно" - на вкус и цвет. Ничего не предложили взамен? Тут я лучше остановлюсь и оставлю всё на вашей совести.

    24 Jun 3:24pm Reply
  • Antonius_Fire

    Это действительно панки новой волны. Панки 70-х эпатировали музыку вызывающим внешним видом, развязным поведением, провокационными текстами и громкой музыкой. Throbbling Gristle произвели деконструкцию всей музыки как рода искусства в целом. Но ломать — не строить. Они разрушили все основы музыки, но не предложили ничего в замен. Они произвели в революцию, но не предложили ничего в замен. Слушать их невозможно, это настоящее насилие над ушами. Себе дороже. Как культурное явление — 5, как музыка — 1.

    23 Jun 11:08am Reply
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