Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle

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The first real industrial group, the founders of Industrial Records and one of the most important electronic music innovators of all time. Growing out of the extreme performance art group COUM Transmissions, TG redefined music and laid a large part of the groundwork for all electronic music that followed.

From their first performances in 1976 to their last gig in San Francisco in 1981 (recorded and released as "Mission Of Dead Souls"), they challenged and threatend so-called "normal", society - denounced from the floor of the House of Commons as "Wreckers of Civilisation" as the Coum Transmissions "Prostitution" art show in London's ICA (at which TG played their third show) came close to causing riots and set the stage for the punk revolution.

Musically, they were extreme and uncompromising, using technology to make anti-music, which redefined music for all time. Their experimentation led them to pioneer sampling and looping techniques adopted by many of those who came after.

Throbbing Gristle officially began at September 3, 1975 and they officially split on June 23, 1981. After they split, Genesis and Peter formed Psychic TV (and Peter later joining Coil) and Chris and Cosey becoming, well, Chris & Cosey. However, they came back together 23 years later in 2004 to plan an ill-fated weekend festival, which became a one-off recording session in London when the festival fell through, releasing a limited TGNOW album of the recordings.
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Throbbing Gristle Discography

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Throbbing Gristle with Albrecht/d. Throbbing Gristle with Albrecht/d. - Music From The Death Factory Reflection Press Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle The Second Annual Report (Album) Industrial Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle D.o.A. The Third And Final Report (Album) Industrial Records France 1978 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle At The Rat Club, London Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Album) Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 23 Throbbing Gristle Pastimes / Industrial Muzac(Cass, Album, Mono, C60) Industrial Records IRC 23 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle At The Air Gallery Winchester Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle At The ICA London Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle At The Rat Club The Valentino Rooms Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle At The Crypt Club, London Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 20 Throbbing Gristle At The Factory, Manchester(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 20 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle At The Nag's Head, High Wycombe Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle Best Of....Volume II (Album) Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Throbbing Gristle At Ajanta Cinema, Derby Industrial Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 22 Throbbing Gristle At The YMCA, London(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 22 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 24 Throbbing Gristle At Butlers Wharf, London 23rd December 1979(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 24 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 19 Throbbing Gristle At Now Society, Sheffield University(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 19 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 15 Throbbing Gristle At The London Film Makers Co-Op(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 15 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 14 Throbbing Gristle At The Industrial Training College, Wakefield(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 14 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 21 Throbbing Gristle At The Guild Hall, Northampton(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 21 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 13 Throbbing Gristle At Goldsmith's College, London(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 12 Throbbing Gristle At The Architectural Association, London(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 12 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 26 Throbbing Gristle Scala Cinema, London 29th February 1980(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 26 UK 1980 Sell This Version
IRC 25 Throbbing Gristle At Leeds Fan Club 24th February 1980(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 25 UK 1980 Sell This Version
IRC 30 Throbbing Gristle At Oundle Public School 16th March 1980(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 30 UK 1980 Sell This Version

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ANDY.carpman

ANDY.carpman

September 15, 2016
just a fun note ........ if you lived in South London during 1977 to 1982 and saw everywhere you went red and black stickers with the lightning strike through stuck to lamp posts, bus stop's, shop windows, pretty much anywhere myself and good friend could reach ...... then i'm the guilty party .....
IndustrialSoundtrack

IndustrialSoundtrack

November 22, 2015
edited 12 months ago
Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter are featured in the music documentary Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay.
DVD & Bluray release features +30 minutes of unseen interviews.
Now available from: www.industrialsoundtrack.com/shop
nashspacerocket

nashspacerocket

April 22, 2013
Note for nerds. The 2011 reissues use the original mixes as heard on the Industrial releases. The Mute CD's released in 1990 contain remixes, which mainly consists of extra reverb on studio tracks.
Zmacko

Zmacko

October 26, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
Between 1976-1981, Throbbing Gristle troubled eardrums, shatterd preconceptions and changed lives-young Andrew Weatherall`s among them.They advocated total musical and personal freedom, founded Industrial Records; name adopted from Monte Cazazza´s phrase "Industrial Music For Industrial People", to describe their extraordinary blend of art, philosophy and ungodly racket.
CrashEffort

CrashEffort

January 11, 2004
Throbbing Gristle did exacly what they set out to do, take punk rock to the next level.....simplify punk rock, distil it, pushing populer music away from musicianship and make music about raw emotion, creating what we all know today as techno (hot on the heels of love.)
denisoliver

denisoliver

August 25, 2002
Though looking a bit oldish from these days, TG are one of the most important bands ever. Especially to electronic music, as they pre-invented techniques like sampling. The best of their albums, "20 Jazz Funk Greats" and "2nd Annual Report" are classics and still highly worth to be heard.

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