Throbbing Gristle ‎– The Second Annual Report

Industrial Records ‎– IR0002
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Released as a limited edition of 785 copies.

A-side total duration is listed as 19:24 on label. Duration listed for track A8 is wrong. This track plays 1 minute instead of 9:54, this last duration being the sum of tracks A5 to A8.

Center labels are white with Death Factory Industrial Logo. Covers are plain white with small self adhesive sticker in top right hand corner on front; large sticker with sleeve notes stuck in center on back.

Enclosed is a small black and white sticker saying "Nothing Short Of A Total War", a red and black TG lightning flash sticker and a Xerox strip warning 'Technical Note' about the shortcomings of this pressing. Other copies come with a questionary sheet to return to Industrial Records, a square sheet and the Xerox strip warning.

© 1977

"...One side of this record has been assembled from tapes made at four out of the five live occasions and at the studio of Industrial Records in London. Side Two consists of the entire original movie soundtrack of a film produced by Coum Transmissions called "After Cease To Exist" premiered in Arnhem, Holland in July 1977 which Throbbing Gristle were invited to score and perform. It was recorded at the Industrial Records studio..."

"...All recordings were made in one take without any overdubs or any recording treatment other than standard playing procedures that we employ. Within the limitations of the recording techniques used the sound on this record is exactly as it was heard at the moment of its production..."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped runout): IR 002 A 2 △ 2149
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped runout): IR 002 B 2 △ 2149

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FR 2001 T.G.* 2nd Annual Report(LP, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Red) Fetish Records (3) FR 2001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
TGCD2 Throbbing Gristle The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Industrial Records TGCD2 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
61093-2 Throbbing Gristle The Second Annual Report(CD, Album, RP) Mute 61093-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
LTM 1022 Throbbing Gristle The Second Annual Report(LP, Album, Unofficial) Celluloid LTM 1022 France 1980 Sell This Version
LTM 1022, FR 2001 Throbbing Gristle The Second Annual Report(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Celluloid, Fetish Records LTM 1022, FR 2001 France Unknown Sell This Version


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September 2, 2017
Mute are releasing two "40th Anniversary" editions in November. One is an LP pressed on white vinyl, the other a 2CD version which seems to have the same track listing as the remastered double CD from a few years ago...?


July 23, 2015
apparently theres another version of this release that has not been listed yet. i found it in two passed auctions on ebay as "unofficial release" sold for about 30 euro. sleeve has the exact same design as the first industrial records release, and comes with folded black and white insert. its red marbleish vinyl and has IR0002 on center label. a side has the t.g. lightning bolt, b side has the red sticker with titles (a5 is studio and a6 is rat club. in last track "coum" is mis-spelled as "coom"). matrix says SS01. anyone out there knows where that came from?


January 25, 2015
It's difficult to know which release you have with this one... I have an LP, FR 2001, from Fetish Records, TG lightning on cover, back says (c) 1977 (p) 1978 Fetish Records, "originally released 1977 Industrial Records IR 0002," "RE-CUT MARCH 1979 BY STEVE ANGEL," "Printed in England by Gothic Press Ltd., London SE9 2EQ." The vinyl is red, side A label T.G. lightning bolt, side B label, "It's a Fetish" & track listings for both sides, Matrix run-out difficult to make out... "Assume Power Focus" easy to make out, but seems to be only one side, message scratched on both sides at same place seems to say FR-2001=A and FR-2001=B, but not A2 or B2 as indicated on one Fetish release mentioned here with the "Assume Power Focus" run-out, and no mention of colored vinyl for any of the Fetish releases mentioned here. Is this the 2011 "unofficial" or one of the early Fetish releases? Oh, and a plain white paper inner sleeve and one insert, one-sided, with what looks like news print cut-outs... an article "music from the death factory," a couple shots of Nixon, an piece called "Paranoia Club"... Bought it used, so don't know if there was more or if this is the original inner sleeve. Thanks, if you can help me pin it down.


November 15, 2002

This record was groundbreaking and stands in a row with releases as "Sgt. Peppers". Definitely the first industrial-album ever, partially recorded in 1976, mostly live, this record founded a new style. It was not hailed at the time of it's release, mostly the contemporary critique and the public couldn't understand the enormous importance of it. TG's famous "Prostitution"-show at the London ICA which took place in parallel to this album's release, caused a nationwide scandal (including a debate on the british parlament) and formed the reputation of TG as the "Wreckers of Civilisation" (as a newspaper named them). From nowadays the "2nd annual report" seems a bit more harmless , but still is a brilliant piece, which can draw you deep into it. It is pure magic.