Throbbing Gristle

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Industrial group. Growing out of the extreme performance art group COUM Transmissions.

Their first performances were in 1976 and their last gig was in San Francisco in 1981 (recorded and released as "Mission Of Dead Souls"),

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. 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.

A series of new releases and remasters followed as well as live performances. In 2010, Genesis withdrew from touring with TG and the three other members renamed themselves X-TG. However, Peter's death in November that year brought an end to TG/XTG for good. One final release, released under the name X-TG, followed in 2012.

A note on bootlegs: Throbbing Gristle was an organisation and all releases had to be approved by the organisation, not individual members. Most official releases were released by Industrial Records, Fetish Records and Mute (some exceptions exist).
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none Throbbing Gristle - 'The Best Of' Vol I album art Throbbing Gristle 'The Best Of' Vol I (Album) Not On Label (Throbbing Gristle Self-released) none UK 1976 Sell This Version
none (later IR0001) Throbbing Gristle - The Best Of... Vol. II album art Throbbing Gristle The Best Of... Vol. II (Album) Not On Label (Throbbing Gristle Self-released) none (later IR0001) UK 1976 Sell This Version
IR0002 Throbbing Gristle - The Second Annual Report album art Throbbing Gristle The Second Annual Report (Album) Industrial Records IR0002 UK 1977 Sell This Version
FR 2004 Throbbing Gristle - D.o.A. The Third And Final Report album art Throbbing Gristle D.o.A. The Third And Final Report (Album) Industrial Records FR 2004 UK 1978 Sell This Version
IRC 20 Throbbing Gristle - At The Factory, Manchester album art Throbbing Gristle At The Factory, Manchester(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 20 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 17 Throbbing Gristle - At Centro Iberico, London album art Throbbing Gristle At Centro Iberico, London Industrial Records IRC 17 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 5 Throbbing Gristle - At The Brighton Polytechnic album art Throbbing Gristle At The Brighton Polytechnic Industrial Records IRC 5 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 7 Throbbing Gristle - At The Rat Club, London album art Throbbing Gristle At The Rat Club, London Industrial Records IRC 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 10 Throbbing Gristle - At The Rat Club The Valentino Rooms album art Throbbing Gristle At The Rat Club The Valentino Rooms Industrial Records IRC 10 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 14 Throbbing Gristle - At The Industrial Training College, Wakefield album art Throbbing Gristle At The Industrial Training College, Wakefield Industrial Records IRC 14 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 6 Throbbing Gristle - At The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton album art Throbbing Gristle At The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton Industrial Records IRC 6 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 4 Throbbing Gristle - At The Nag's Head, High Wycombe album art Throbbing Gristle At The Nag's Head, High Wycombe Industrial Records IRC 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 11 Throbbing Gristle - At The Brighton Polytechnic album art Throbbing Gristle At The Brighton Polytechnic Industrial Records IRC 11 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 2 Throbbing Gristle - At The ICA London album art Throbbing Gristle At The ICA London Industrial Records IRC 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 13 Throbbing Gristle - At Goldsmiths College, London album art Throbbing Gristle At Goldsmiths College, London Industrial Records IRC 13 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 23 Throbbing Gristle - Pastimes / Industrial Muzac album art Throbbing Gristle Pastimes / Industrial Muzac (Album) Industrial Records IRC 23 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 15 Throbbing Gristle - At The London Film-Makers Co-Op album art Throbbing Gristle At The London Film-Makers Co-Op Industrial Records IRC 15 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 9 Throbbing Gristle - At The Art School Winchester album art Throbbing Gristle At The Art School Winchester Industrial Records IRC 9 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 16 Throbbing Gristle - At The Crypt, London album art Throbbing Gristle At The Crypt, London Industrial Records IRC 16 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 12 Throbbing Gristle - At The Architectural Association, London album art Throbbing Gristle At The Architectural Association, London Industrial Records IRC 12 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IR0008 Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats album art Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Album) Industrial Records IR0008 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 18 Throbbing Gristle - At The Ajanta Cinema, Derby album art Throbbing Gristle At The Ajanta Cinema, Derby (Album) Industrial Records IRC 18 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IRC 22 Throbbing Gristle - At The YMCA, London album art 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 album art 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 The Now Society, Sheffield University album art Throbbing Gristle At The Now Society, Sheffield University(Cass, C60) Industrial Records IRC 19 UK 1979 Sell This Version

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lmrsf

lmrsf

January 31, 2021
I wish someone would reissue their 3 original albums (Second Annual Report, DOA and 20 Jazz Greats) on cassette. Their "music" really fits that format, I think.
JorgAusfelt

JorgAusfelt

March 15, 2020
A fan of TG since 1980, when they released their then last LP, 'Heathen Earth'. Saw PTV once in Stockholm. Bye and cheers,

Jörg Ausfelt, Sweden
terrorguard23

terrorguard23

March 15, 2020
RIP Gen. A sad time - another of my childhood "heroes" gone.
IndustrialSoundtrack

IndustrialSoundtrack

March 14, 2020
Extremely sad day. Industrial music pioneer Genesis-Breyer-P-Orridge has left us today. A lifelong inspiration. Sending our love to the industrial music community in these difficult times.
cooked71

cooked71

February 15, 2018
Any word on the next lot of reissues? It's well past the late Jan release date.
terrorguard23

terrorguard23

November 22, 2017
...yeah, it's surprising the Celluloid bootlegs of 2nd Annual Report & DoA are not banned from sale - they were responsible for Gen going off his nut in a Virgin Megastore & destroying the lot, back in the 70s! These were blatant rip-offs of official LPs made purely for profit by a major company whereas The Kill was (I believe) done by a fan, in a very limited edition, as a tribute.
Lautreamont

Lautreamont

November 20, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
I see some unofficial TG releases are banned here while others can be traded. I wonder how discogs determined this. I can understand banning newer bootlegs from the past few years but bootlegs that are decades old are musical artifacts especially for a band like TG. Something like The Kill live at Scala is a 30 year old bootleg that they made like 300 copies of. I really doubt that TG members object.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

November 3, 2017
Just to chime in from a new fans perspective: I've only recently discovered their music as I have been listening to this band for the past couple of years and really enjoy their output. I am also a very dedicated record collector and the chance to purchase new pristine copies of their records is something very important to me. So the fact that they reissue these albums is a grand opportunity for someone like me. I really think these reissues and reissues in general are more of an attempt by bands to reach new audiences and I think they recognize that the collectors are a big part of that audience.
terrorguard23

terrorguard23

November 3, 2017
I hate to say it but I totally agree with ohwey's comments below. There now seems to be endless re-releases of the same material with different lure's like booklets, inserts, heavy vinyl, coloured vinyl, remastering, double CDs & LPs, repackaging etc. At the end of the day, it's their material & they can do what they want with it, but it doesn't sit well with me (fan since 15, now 51). If they are into re-releasing, how about their more unobtainable stuff like the live gigs (true TG in my opinion) - nothing fancy, just a CD in a slipcase (just like in the box sets) for a fiver. Then you can pick & choose which ones you want, like you could with the IRC tapes. In the pipeline or wishful thinking? Time will tell...
terrorguard23

terrorguard23

May 16, 2017
Discovered TG aged 15 in early 80's after seeing the cover of 5 Knuckle Shuffle in Virgin. Asked the man to put it on in a booth & was firstly stunned, then hooked. Love the earlier stuff more - especially the ICA gig, but favourite tracks to listen to are Discipline (live Berlin) & See You Are (live Manchester). Managed to get all IRC tapes at one stage but sold them so I could buy TG24 & TG+.....biggest mistake of my life. I found the CDs too clean and missed the atmosphere I got from listening to the tapes on a basic player. I managed to get a few back since but not so easy (or cheap) nowadays. Love the band & love the individuals.

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