History Music / ThrobbingGristle

30th Jan '16 10:53:03 PM Exxolon
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Widely recognized as the {{ur example}} of the genre, Throbbing Gristle was an avant-garde {{industrial}} band from England, originally active from [[TheSeventies 1975]] to [[TheEighties 1981]]. They reunited in 2004, only to disband again in 2010 after the death of Peter Christopherson. Though they are oft overlooked these days, the group was notorious in the [[TheSeventies 70s]] for their transgressive, gruesome live shows and extremely dark lyrical content, which covered (among other things) {{serial killer}}s, cynical political/social commentary, and feelings of angry helplessness that followed the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; this effectively set the tone for future industrial bands, whose subject matter rarely strayed far from these themes. They also founded Industrial Records, the label which gave the {{industrial}} genre its name, and published many of its earlier exponents.

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Widely recognized as the {{ur example}} of the genre, Throbbing Gristle '''Throbbing Gristle''' was an avant-garde {{industrial}} band from England, originally active from [[TheSeventies 1975]] to [[TheEighties 1981]]. They reunited in 2004, only to disband again in 2010 after the death of Peter Christopherson. Though they are oft overlooked these days, the group was notorious in the [[TheSeventies 70s]] for their transgressive, gruesome live shows and extremely dark lyrical content, which covered (among other things) {{serial killer}}s, cynical political/social commentary, and feelings of angry helplessness that followed the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; this effectively set the tone for future industrial bands, whose subject matter rarely strayed far from these themes. They also founded Industrial Records, the label which gave the {{industrial}} genre its name, and published many of its earlier exponents.
10th Sep '15 8:19:32 PM nyarlathotwink
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: X-TG. Genesis pretty much left the band in 2010, and he refused to let the remaining members use the name. They folded soon after the death of Christopherson, but continued releasing works up to the end of 2012.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: X-TG. Genesis pretty much left the band in 2010, and he s/he refused to let the remaining members use the name. They folded soon after the death of Christopherson, but continued releasing works up to the end of 2012.
13th Jul '15 2:10:24 PM bt8257
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* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: They touched on a ''very'' wide variety of different genres ({{Ambient}}, PunkRock, Lounge Music / Exotica, SynthPop, proto-{{Techno}} / HouseMusic, Spoken Word and more-or-less pure noise, among others), though it generally all counts as {{Industrial}} due to its noisiness and overall menacing feel.

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* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: They touched on a ''very'' wide variety of different genres ({{Ambient}}, PunkRock, Lounge Music / Exotica, SynthPop, proto-{{Techno}} / HouseMusic, Spoken Word and more-or-less pure noise, among others), though it generally all counts as {{Industrial}} due to its noisiness and overall menacing feel.
8th Jun '15 11:49:41 AM DavidDelony
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: All of the band members come off as extremely affable in interviews, standing in stark contrast to the brutality of their music.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: All of the band members come off as extremely affable in interviews, standing in stark contrast to the brutality of their music. Genesis P-Orridge [[http://arthurmag.com/2010/10/22/my-top-ten-favorite-psychedelic-folk-songs-by-genesis-breyer-p-orridge-2004/ is a huge fan of folk music]], surprisingly enough.
7th Mar '15 1:46:38 PM DavidDelony
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* BlackComedy: "We Hate You (Little Girls)"

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* BlackComedy: BlackComedy:
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"We Hate You (Little Girls)"Girls)"
** The innocent-looking cover of ''20 Jazz-Funk Greats'' has the band on Beachy Head, a popular suicide spot.
1st Feb '15 8:25:27 PM sharkcrap11
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* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: They touched on a ''very'' wide variety of different genres ({{Ambient}}, PunkRock, Lounge Music / Exotica, SynthPop, proto-{{Techno}} / HouseMusic, Spoken Word and more-or-less pure noise, among others), though it generally all counts as {{Industrial}} due to its noisiness and overall menacing feel.


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* {{Sampling}}: One of the very first musical acts of any genre to do this- they built primitive sampling equipment themselves, since at the time such things weren't commercially feasible. They generally sampled everyday sounds, machine noises and the rantings of criminals and the mentally ill, rather then other music, though.
17th Jan '15 1:01:35 PM Skyreach
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* AndIMustScream: "Hamburger Lady". She's been burnt from the waist up and is stuck to several wires in a hospital bed.


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* {{Improv}}: Most of their live shows extended their songs length by several minutes, with mostly improvised or added lyrics to some of their songs.
16th Jan '15 11:32:25 PM tenryufan
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* ArtistDisillusionment: Genesis P-Orridge as the band gained critical recognition.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Peter Christopherson died in his sleep on November 24, 2010, pretty much putting an end to the band for good.



* DoingItForTheArt



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Much of TG's earliest cassette material is almost impossible to find. For a while, the [=CDs=] of their early vinyls were also difficult to locate.
15th Jan '15 2:57:29 PM bt8257
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Widely recognized as the {{UR example}} of the genre, {{Throbbing Gristle}} was an avant-garde {{industrial}} band from England, originally active from [[TheSeventies 1975]] to [[TheEighties 1981]]. They reunited in 2004, only to disband again in 2010 after the death of Peter Christopherson. Though they are oft overlooked these days, the group was notorious in the [[TheSeventies 70s]] for their transgressive, gruesome live shows and extremely dark lyrical content, which covered (among other things) {{serial killer}}s, cynical political/social commentary, and feelings of angry helplessness that followed the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; this effectively set the tone for future industrial bands, whose subject matter rarely strayed far from these themes. They also founded Industrial Records, the label which gave the {{industrial}} genre its name, and published many of its earlier exponents.

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Widely recognized as the {{UR {{ur example}} of the genre, {{Throbbing Gristle}} Throbbing Gristle was an avant-garde {{industrial}} band from England, originally active from [[TheSeventies 1975]] to [[TheEighties 1981]]. They reunited in 2004, only to disband again in 2010 after the death of Peter Christopherson. Though they are oft overlooked these days, the group was notorious in the [[TheSeventies 70s]] for their transgressive, gruesome live shows and extremely dark lyrical content, which covered (among other things) {{serial killer}}s, cynical political/social commentary, and feelings of angry helplessness that followed the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; this effectively set the tone for future industrial bands, whose subject matter rarely strayed far from these themes. They also founded Industrial Records, the label which gave the {{industrial}} genre its name, and published many of its earlier exponents.
5th Apr '14 12:01:02 AM InTheGallbladder
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: X-TG. Genesis left the band in 2010, and he refused to let the remaining members use the name. They folded soon after the death of Christopherson, but continued releasing works up to the end of 2012.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: X-TG. Genesis pretty much left the band in 2010, and he refused to let the remaining members use the name. They folded soon after the death of Christopherson, but continued releasing works up to the end of 2012.
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