Throbbing Gristle ‎– United / Zyklon B Zombie

"Original pressing by Industrial Records had cream centre labels with very blurred Death Factory Logo and picture sleeve.

After approximately 20,000 sales re-pressing was taken over by Rough Trade and the single was re-cut with messages scratched in the centre 'Salon Kitty' on the ZBZ side and '437 666 OTO' 'RE-CUT 4 NOV 79' and '20,000 DOWN' scratched in the United side. Thee centre section of ZBZ with Cosey's guitar was cut extra loud also as an improvement upon thee original version. Some were sold without picture sleeves, though not many. The version of Zyklon B Zombie is longer on the two re-releases from 1980 with train noises, rain and burning flesh". (Wreckers of Civilisation: The Story of Coum Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle by Simon Ford-)

60,000 copies sold in total according to P-Orridge, 23 July 1982.


United 4:03
Zyklon B Zombie 3:43


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November 28, 2015
referencing United / Zyklon B Zombie, 7", Mono, Mis, IR0003
My copy has the United label on both sides of the record.


August 15, 2015
referencing United / Zyklon B Zombie, 7", Mono, Mis, IR0003
I've got a copy with "IR+003+U+A" on United and "IR-003+Z+AA" on ZBZ.


November 15, 2002
referencing United / Zyklon B Zombie, 7", Mono, IR0003

Obviously the best TG-single on Industrial. Both songs are equally good. It ain't a wonder, that this was TG's best selling single (around 20,000 items sold).