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Uncertain7:04
Sensorium2:36
White Cell4:38
Piano Pain3:15
Blue Tone5:57
North Loop4:50
4 Hours4:00
Moments6:25
Impressions Of African Winter5:26

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    Cover of Thirst, 1981, VinylThirst
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    Fetish Records – FR2002UK1981UK1981
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    Cover of Thirst, 1981, VinylThirst
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    Expanded Music – FR2002, Expanded Music – EX 4Italy1981Italy1981
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    Cover of Thirst, 1984-04-00, VinylThirst
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    Fetish Records – SP25-5090Japan1984Japan1984
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    Cover of Thirst, 1984, VinylThirst
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    Cover of Thirst, 1985-09-27, VinylThirst
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    Doublevision – DVR 19UK1985UK1985
    Cover of Thirst, 1992, CDThirst
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    Contempo Records – Contedisc 192Italy1992Italy1992
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    Cover of Thirst, 1992, VinylThirst
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    Contempo Records – CONTE 192Italy1992Italy1992
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    Cover of Thirst, 1992, CassetteThirst
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    Contempo Records – CON-192MCItaly1992Italy1992
    Cover of Thirst, 1992-05-00, CDThirst
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    Cargo Records – CONTEDISC 192, Contempo Records – CONTEDISC 192US1992US1992
    Cover of Thirst, 1992, CDThirst
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    Contempo Records – Contedisc 192, Contempo Records – CONTEDISC 192Italy1992Italy1992
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    • percydovetonsils's avatar
      THIS is one of the greatest debut albums of the 80's? This sort of thing is why I never pay attention to critics. It's fine. Buy it if you see it, but don't go out of your way.
      • Alain_Patrick's avatar
        Alain_Patrick
        Adi Newton: “Considered by Paul Morley in his NME Album review of that year as ‘one of the Best Debut Albums of the 1980s along Side Joy Divisions Unknow Pleasures and The Falls Dragnet.’
        The following Sleeve notes for THIRST made by GENESIS P-ORRIDGE London 1980 continue to exert there power and poignancy and seem to echo more as time evolves ,especially in this time, when our personal freedoms of all forms is being challenged. Thirst Original Drawing Neville Brody and 2nd version used for Sleeve of the ALBUM / THIRST / Fetish Records FR2002.”

        THE LION IN A CAGE — by Genesis P-Orridge

        “We live in limbo and thirst for freedom. Freedom of all forms of movement. To escape from existence in a World focused on perpetuating self-doubt and self-limitation. A dance of life is a dance of death. A body its cage. Time and mortality its bars. Deviate and escape.
        Vested interests of every kind Want us lazy and atrophied. Every Waking moment conspires to constrain our potential both physical and mental, yet We have no responsibility to anybody to exist on any plane. Man's fall from grace is his fall from inner security. His defeat is his surrender to conditioned boundaries imposed by the strict regime of acceptability instead of the natural honesty of his individual instinct that recognises all things to be in a state of Flux. Music can express this flux freely in a flexing of rhythm and sound. Music is ecstasy, mystery and power divined by those Who see no separation between private and public in their attitude to all moments of daily life. The motive for a meal, music or making love become the same. To simply find and be yourself without guilt, without competition, without games.
        We are trained to not even WANT to think. Decondition the condition. Conditioning is control. Control is stability. Stability is safety for those with a vested interest in control. Let's go out of control. What breaks this cycle is a psychic jolt. Music is magick, a religious phenomena that short circuits control through human response. The moment we forget ourselves and end the limbo-dance we enter a world of struggle, joy and clarity. A tragic but magickal world where it is possible to accept mortality and thereby deny death. Experience without dogma, anguish without shame or sham. A morality of anti cult. Occult culture. Its rituals collective yet private, performed in public but invisible. White souls stripped bare to reveal bleeding yet hopeful sadness. The rites of youth. Our alchemical human heritage, encased like a cadaver in black suit. To live is to either exist, or to struggle against imposed controls and fight for an individual destiny, vision and expression. Franz Kafka said: "I do not hope for victory. I do not enjoy the struggle for its own sake, I could only enjoy it because it is all I can do. As such the struggle does indeed fill me with a joy which is more than I can really enjoy, more than I can give, and I shall probably end by succumbing not to the struggle but to the joy.” — GENESIS P-ORRIDGE, London, December 1980.

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