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Throbbing Gristle: The Factory, Manchester

Live Review by Mick Middles, Sounds, 2 June 1979

WHEN I WAS watching Throbbing Gristle where were you? ...

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Punk and the Sex Pistols

Essay by Ed Jones, The Spectator, 27 November 1976

BEWARE! WHEN Britain's biggest record company, EMI, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the citadel of the self-regarding avant-garde, unite behind a single idea within ...

New Musick: Throbbing Gristle — It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 26 November 1977

THROBBING GRISTLE are so away from the new wave scene (sort of) and so totally reviled by the standard music fans (at least, by those ...

Throbbing Gristle: Rat Club, London

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, 7 January 1978

THE RETURN of Tesco disco — another noise (industrial) in a different supermarket... ...

Throbbing Gristle

Profile and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, March 1978

THROBBING GRISTLE: Drop that name in any conversation and watch the reaction. Giggling or nervous laughter, disgust or horror, blankness or a polite "Who?" Yeah, ...

Industrial Paranoia: The Very Dangerous Visions Of Throbbing Gristle

Interview by Jon Savage, Sounds, 3 June 1978

'All art aspires to the condition of musak.' 'Most of the people who disapprove of musak... but we are doing it for your own good!' ...

Throbbing Gristle: D.O.A. (Industrial)

Review by Jon Savage, Melody Maker, 23 December 1978

THE UNDERGROWTH OF pop...Take the mechanics of the situation as being something like this: you have a multi-million dollar industry, which has established channels whereby ...

Throbbing Gristle: Art Throbs

Report and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 6 January 1979


Throbbing Gristle: D.O.A. (The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle) (Industrial Records)

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 13 January 1979

P. Orridge Bowls A Grisly Throb — P. Enman Ducks ...

Throbbing Gristle: 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Industrial); Adam & The Ants: Dirk Wears White Socks (Do It)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 8 December 1979

ADAM AND The Ants and Throbbing Gristle are shadowy extremes, lurking in dark corners, lethargically scratching through their overscrubbed private parts, grinning sweetly at anyone ...

Throbbing Gristle: Mouthfuls of Gristle

Profile and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 15 December 1979

SANDY ROBERTSON goes to lunch with "the Velvets of a new age" ...

The Tape Decays: Throbbing Gristle

Sleeve notes by Jon Savage, , 1981

CUT UP END incantations. Click. Machines hum. Silence clears. Slowly, the tape recorders start to spin: the vortex is set in motion. IBM computer tape: ...

Throbbing Gristle, Clock DVA, Cabaret Voltaire: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 14 February 1981

A FETISH night out! A visit to the new school of modern music — art, avant garde and all those words. No doubt fancy terms ...

Throbbing Gristle Makes L.A. Debut

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 1981

Throbbing Gristle: Veteran's Auditorium, Culver City, CA ...

Mister Crowley

Retrospective by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 17 July 1982

Who the Hell is ALEISTER CROWLEY and why do pop people keep saying weird things about him? asks Sandy Robertson. ...

Throbbing Gristle: Astoria Theatre, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 11 June 1988

NEVER GO back. So why is he doing this, the inspired maniac? Just to show there's still air in his lungs? Chris & Cosey are ...

Genesis P and the Chili Pepper’s Pee

Report and Interview by Dave Thompson, Alternative Press, 1994

GENESIS P-ORRIDGE left the UK almost two years ago, hounded out by one of those peculiarly English sexsational witch-hunts that the home authorities apparently relish. ...

Wreckers Of Civilisation: The Story Of COUM Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle by Simon Ford Black Dog Publishing PBK £19.95)

Book Review by Don Watson, The Wire, March 1999

JG BALLARD once said that rock journalism at its best was a medium for the "real news", a means of conveying what he called the ...

Post Punk's Not Dead!: ATTACK!

Retrospective by Mark Paytress, MOJO, January 2004

The avant-garde post-'77 post-punk sound was a revolutionary amalgam of funk, punk, disco and reggae. Mark Paytress explains the battle plan. ...

Throbbing Gristle: TG+

Review by Mark Paytress, MOJO, February 2004

Played last year's 24-hour marathon box set to death? Worry not. Here's another 10 hours' worth of in-concert industrial uproar. Tense? Nervous? Headache? Read on... ...

Throbbing Gristle: The Taste Of TG – A Beginner's Guide To The Music Of Throbbing Gristle

Review and Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, June 2004

Introduction to the work of recently reformed art/industrial/electronics collective. ...

This Mortal Coil: A Final Report on Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson

Retrospective by Mark Dery, Thought Catalog, 29 November 2010

Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, who in the '80s pioneered the industrial aesthetic with the band Throbbing Gristle, died in his sleep at his home in Bangkok ...

Chris & Cosey Talk Plans To Finish TG's Desertshore

Report and Interview by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 19 April 2011

LATE LAST WEEK, observant souls on the internet had a look at Chris & Cosey's website and noticed that their Event Horizon page of planned ...

Gotta Stem The Evil Tide: Pink Floyd and Throbbing Gristle

Retrospective and Interview by 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 ...

see also Chris & Cosey

see also Coil

see also Genesis P-Orridge

see also Psychic TV

see also X-TG


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