Chris And Cosey* ‎– Heartbeat

Rough Trade ‎– ROUGH 34
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Put Yourself In Los Angeles 3:46
A2 This Is Me 2:58
A3 Voodoo 2:27
A4 Moorby 2:38
A5 Radio Void 2:19
A6 Just Like You 3:18
B1 Bust Stop 4:06
B2 Useless Information
Guitar, Vocals – Alex Ferguson*Mastered By, Edited By, Vocals – Mick Garoghan
B3 Moving Still 4:29
B4 Manic Melody (Hairy Beary) 3:41
B5 Heartbeat 5:51

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A2, A3, A5, A6 & B5 recorded entirely on a four track TEAC.
A1, A4, B1 to B4 recorded on four track, then transferred to sixteen track for overdubs and additional effects.
Recorded July-August 1981.
Overdubs and mixing at Meridian Studios, London.
Cut at Utopia, London.

Dedicated to Tremble

℗ © 1981

Durations does not appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): ROUGH 34 A CED Ʊtopia
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): ROUGH 34 B JAN "WITE NITE TREMBLE 5th JULY 1981"

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAX 7122 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE, TP) Wax Trax! Records WAX 7122 US 1990 Sell This Version
CTILP001 Chris & Cosey Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Conspiracy International CTILP001 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CTILP001 Chris & Cosey Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE, RM) Conspiracy International CTILP001 UK 2014 Sell This Version
CTIDD001 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(11xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Conspiracy International CTIDD001 UK Unknown
ROUGH 34 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album, TP) Rough Trade ROUGH 34 UK 1981 Sell This Version


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January 16, 2016
My copy looks identical to the 1981 ROUGH34 version, but is stated additional (P) 2006. But I cannot find this version in the existing list. Is it worth a new version or am I missing something? Just want to keep my discogs collection up to date. Thanks in advance!


January 23, 2011
My copy of this is identical to what is here except that the centre discs are purple with black text. Is this a later re-issue or a different pressing?


December 12, 2009
In one of their early post-TG chapters, Chris & Cosey's "Heartbeat", among many such examples of the time, demonstrates the immediate beauty and the power of synthetic minimalism. 1981 was a truly magic year, providing interesting, naively menacing electronic soundtracks for people willing to accept and participate in a sound adventure.

In "Heartbeat" partially lays the answer why we continue to love Throbbing Gristle's records just the same - if it wasn't for Chris Carter's electronic pulse with a twist, soothing if not always that optimistic in its overtones, I guess some of TG records wouldn't be complete or even interesting in that matter. This way, Carter's synthetic trademarks do inform and reward the listener when hopelessly disturbing sound kicks in - whether on a TG or C&C record.

So this, what is to be C&C's debut album, still fits well into TG's nightmarish catalogue. Occasional vocals don't bother to differ much from what Genesis P-Orridge used to do, improvising endlessly into echo delays. It doesn't differ much from '20 Jazz Funk Greats' list of leftovers - still, 'Heartbeat' makes it a respectful ear-pleasing listen.

The only remark about it is its sound inconsistency - pieces like "Bust Stop" and the title track demonstrate a significant techno-esque leap forward, while examples like the opening 'Put Yourself in Los Angeles' or 'Manic Melody (Hairy Beary)' distract with their demo-like appeal.