Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle

British industrial legends...

Throbbing Gristle
Throbbing Gristle is a British industrial music and visual arts group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions. The band consists of Genesis P-Orridge (bass, violin, vocals), Cosey Fanni Tutti (guitars, cornet), Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (tapes, found sounds, horns), and Chris Carter (synthesizer). The group formed in 1976, and split in 1981; they have released numerous volumes of music including studio albums, live releases as well as box sets. Genesis P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson went on to form Psychic TV after the band's split, whilst Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter continued to record together under the names of Chris and Cosey and Creative Technology Institute. Christopherson later went on to become half of the band Coil with his partner and fellow Psychic TV member, the late John Balance. Meanwhile, Gen (now known as Genesis Breyer P-Orridge) subsequently formed Thee Majesty and PTV3 with the help of his wife, Jacqueline "Jaye" Breyer. In 2004, Throbbing Gristle reunited for a brief while to record and release the limited album TG Now. On April 2, 2007, TG released the album Part Two which the group had finished recording in Berlin. With the exception of the limited release TG Now, it was their first studio album in 25 years. It was originally set to be released by Mute in September 2006 but was delayed for unknown reasons. Key first period releases: 'The Second Annual Report' (1977) 'D.o.A: The Third and Final Report' (1978) '20 Jazz Funk Greats' (1979) 'Heathen Earth' (1980) MySpace

Members

Genesis P-Orridge (bass, violin, vocals), Cosey Fanni Tutti (guitars, cornet), Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (tapes, found sounds, horns), Chris Carter (synthesizer).

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