Throbbing Gristle ‎– Adrenalin / Distant Dreams (Part Two)

Industrial Records ‎– IR0015
Vinyl, 7"


AAD Adrenalin 3:55
ADD Distant Dreams (Part Two) 5:43

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Issued in camouflage printed polythene bag.
Black vinyl only release. However looking at the disc through a strong light, a dark red translucent color appears due to the composition of the material.
Limited edition of 10,000 copies.

Double A-side release. Labels and runouts distinguish sides by AAD for "Adrenalin" and ADD for "Distant Dreams (Part Two)".

A Brooks-Sinclair Production
℗ & © 1980 Industrial Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side AAD): IR0015/AAD
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side ADD): IR0015/ADD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AAD, hand-etched runout): IR 0015 AAD2 TRIDENT ROOL...! SECOND ATTEMPT·····
  • Matrix / Runout (Side ADD, hand-etched runout): IR 0015 ADD SA


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October 7, 2012
Worth noting, the 7" version of "Distant Dreams (pt. II)" is somewhat different mix comparing it to the one made available as bonus on later Grey Area CD editions of "Mission Of Dead Souls" (it's even stated for curious eyes on the rear cover of that CD release). On 7" though, this one starts off a bit strange - along fades in some weird noise, then all of a sudden the synth-arrangement kicks off a bit neither head nor tail. To be honest, the version off the "Mission Of Dead Souls" CD is much better in terms of "complete".

In all, this is by far TG's most accessible "pop" release - "Adrenalin" is catchy and "Distant Dreams" provide a truly beautiful electronic pulse, graced with exotic touches over xylophone, complemented along by rotating (if somewhat scary) "twilight zone-ish" riff plus synthetic/choral strings for soothing effect. To put is simple - this is beautiful, despite Biba Kopf's once scary claim - "God they were ugly, TG, make no mistake - but who said that music had to be nice?"


November 15, 2002

Quite good, though not their strongest single. Remarkable looking.