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Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle (formed on September 3, 1976 in London) were an British experimental rock group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions[?]. Their confrontational live performances and use of often disturbing imagery, including pornography and photographs of Nazi concentration camps, gave the group a notorious reputation. However the group always maintained that their mission was to challenge and explore the darker and obsessive sides of the human condition rather than to make attractive music.

The band members were:

In 1976 they released their debut recording, 2nd Annual Report[?]. Although pressed in a limited initial run of 786 copies on the band's own Industrial Records label, it was later re-released due to high demand. Throbbing Gristle broke up in 1981, with founder Genesis P-Orridge going on to form Psychic TV[?], whilst Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter continued to record together under the name of Chris and Cosey[?].

A 24 CD boxed set documenting every live Throbbing Gristle performance was released in December 2002.

Discography (all released on Industrial Records).

  • Second Annual Report (LP)
  • "United" c/w "Zyklon B Zombie" (Single)
  • DOA (LP)
  • Heathen Earth (LP)
  • 20 Jazz Funk Greats (LP)
  • Entertainment Through Pain (retrospective compilation)
  • "Discipline" (Single)

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