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Gotta Stem The Evil Tide: Pink Floyd and Throbbing Gristle

Daryl Easlea, unpublished, 2021

THROBBING GRISTLE became a cause celebre in October 1976, with their Prostitution Exhibition at the ICA. Tory MP Nicholas Fairbairn called the noise terrorists "Wreckers of Civilisation" – and the fact they contained hardcore porn actress, stripper and conceptualist Cosey Fanni Tutti in their ranks seemed to titillate and appal the tabloid media in equal measure.

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