Throbbing Gristle

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Intro and Info

They were an English music/visual arts project that grew from the performance art group COUM Transmissions.

Formed during 1975, they are widely viewed as having created the Industrial genre of music, an accolade they share with their contemporaries Cabaret Voltaire.

They split up in 1981, but the individual members went on to participate in other projects, which included;-

They reformed in 2004 for a second stint before disbanding again in 2010 after the death of Peter Christopherson .

Albums List

1) The Second Annual Report (1977)

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The debut album by these Industrial music pioneers.

2) D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle (1978)

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This album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. TG member Chris Carter recalled: "DoA showcased some of our strongest work and established the course we would head in".

3) 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)

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Despite the tongue-in-cheek title and stylistic diversions, the album generally continued the group's work in Industrial and electronic music. It has been characterised by many as the band's best work.

4) Journey Through a Body (1982)

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The album was recorded in Rome in March 1981 in the RAI studios without pre-planning any songs. The work was a piece of "radio art" commissioned by Italian national radio.

5) CD1 (1986)

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The album is their first CD release and has a catalog number of "CD1", hence the unofficial adoption of the name. The album has been cited as being in part responsible for the growing importance of the Industrial scene in the late 1980s".

6) TG Now (2004)

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TG Now was released through the band's own record label Industrial Records. The 12" vinyl was limited to 500 copies and the CD version was limited to 3,000 copies.

7) Part Two: The Endless Not (2007)

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In a similar vein to the band's 1978 album D.o.A: The Third and Final Report, the album features four tracks each created by each individual member of the group. Bryin Dall was the co-writer and performer on the track by Genesis P-Orridge. The cover image is a picture of Mt. Kailash taken by Martin Gray.

8) The Third Mind Movements (2009)

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The final album from Throbbing Gristle, from recordings made at the 2007 Desertshore Installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art on 1st to 3rd June 2007. All of the original line-up were present. It was for sale only at the 2009 USA tour venues and was later sold through the band's website.

Throughout their impressive and highly influential career they have also put out numerous volumes of music including these studio albums, live releases, plus box sets.

Members Name Check

Throbbing Gristle consisted of;-

External Links

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