Throbbing Gristle ‎– Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain

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Left Shoe
Hamburger Lady
Hot On The Heels Of Love
Subhuman
AB/7A
Six Six Sixties
Blood On The Floor
Right Shoe
20 Jazz Funk Greats
Tiab Guls
United
What A Day
Adrenalin

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROUGH US 23 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH US 23 US 1981 Sell This Version
ROUGH US 23 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH US 23 US 1981 Sell This Version
RTL-20 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(LP, Comp) Rough Trade RTL-20 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
RTL-20 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(LP, Comp, Promo) Rough Trade RTL-20 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
ROUGH US 23 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(LP, Comp, RE) Rough Trade ROUGH US 23 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 61001-2, 61001-2 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Mute, Mute 9 61001-2, 61001-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
TGCD 7 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(CD, Comp, RE, RM) The Grey Area TGCD 7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
9 61001-4 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(Cass, Comp, Dol) Mute 9 61001-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
ALCB 241 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(CD, Comp, RE) Mute ALCB 241 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
61001-2, 9 61001-2 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Mute, Mute 61001-2, 9 61001-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
IRLCD005 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) Industrial Records IRLCD005 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
IRL005 Throbbing Gristle Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain(LP, Comp, RM, RE, Ltd) Industrial Records IRL005 UK 2011 Sell This Version

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WildOakRecords

WildOakRecords

July 5, 2017
edited 4 months ago
referencing Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain, LP, Comp, ROUGH US 23
I usually think that greatest hits or best of compilations are cheating and I avoid collecting them. This is an exception. Let me start by saying that I love TG, PTV, Coil, C+C etc, but some TG stuff is unlistenable. TG's Greatest Hits really compiles some of their best moments, and does it in a fun, authentic way, plus I love the fact that Hits and Throbbing Gristle is definitely an oxymoron and a funny joke. If you can't afford ALL of Gristle's records at once, then Greatest Hits is worth having. I own most of their records, but still find myself listening to this more often than any other LP. (20 Jazz Funk Greats is #2) I guess I just like the poppy TG, hahahahah
Alaindexe

Alaindexe

October 8, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain, LP, Comp, ROUGH US 23

Looking at the sexy Cosey Fanny Tutti on the cover, it is nearly impossible to figure out of what’s on the record. Fortunately, a notice warns the listener : 'Entertainment Through Pain'. Pioneers of the industrial scene, Throbbing Gristle is unquestionably one of the most underground bands on the planet. Their experimentations, not always with sound, have caused them a number of legal problems. 'Greatest Hits' is a compilation of their «best» moments.

As soon the first song starts, 'Hamburger Lady', it is pretty obvious that we’ve arrived in a deeply unhealthy place that could very well be Hiroshima or Nagasaki right after the nuclear attack. This desolate ambiance gives you goose bumps and the scattered guitar sounds in the background won’t improve this sensation of devastation. It moves on in an a surrealist way with 'Hot on the Heels of Love', a very elegant electro piece, sexy and upbeat. With 'Subhuman', we dive back in the chaos and encounter a terror rarely matched. The lyrics are shot into the middle of this sonic confusion, which the initiated would called Industrial Rock. It moves on with 'AB/7A', a piece that reveals the luminous side of this dark band and is reminiscent of some sonic experimentations from Richard Pinhas, a French musician. 'Six six sixties' is a noisy spoken word track which is quite unhealthy to say the least. '20 Jazz Funk Greats' is a strange mix of dark disco and electro-pop with trumpets vanishing in the echo. 'Tiab Girls' is a sonic nightmare, both painful and fantastic, that could fit in many sci-fi movies. 'United' is a satyrical piece with love song lyrics in an industrial coating that wipes out any romantic pretention. 'What a Day' is the verbal frenzy of someone having an awful day. 'Adrenalin' is a sort of electro-pop saturated with electronic sounds and sound effects that could be called proto-techno. Venomous and catchy.

© Alain Cliche 2016
paulfesterscene

paulfesterscene

June 22, 2016
referencing Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain, LP, Comp, ROUGH US 23

Great sleeve and only place for ( pointless! ?) backwards version of slug bait x.
soulboy1975

soulboy1975

April 1, 2016
referencing Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain, LP, Comp, ROUGH US 23
It's possibly useful info that this edition is shrink-wrapped. Mine's kind of dissolving inside the shrink which is still intact. The spine has split and then the furry edges have gradually powdered. It is, indeed of the cheap US style sleeve where the front and rear panels are seperately printed and glued to a (presumably) blank card sleeve.
slamx

slamx

September 15, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain, LP, Comp, ROUGH US 23

This album is growing on me. Kind of like a fungus would but in a good way. Maybe 4 ½ stars.