(final update Sept 2012)
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1975 - 2010
Genesis P-Orridge Abandons Throbbing Gristle
At Beginning of European Tour
In the evening 27th October TG members and their associated managements received two emails from Genesis P-Orridge stating he was no longer willing to perform in Throbbing Gristle and returned to his home in New York.
Cosey, Sleazy & Chris concluded that once more, and for the time being,
Throbbing Gristle has Ceased to Exist, at least as a live entity.
Therefore, and with deepest apologies, TG canceled their scheduled performance at Archa Theatre, in Prague, Czech Republic on 30th October. It being too short notice to offer an alternative set.
In order not to disappoint fans of the old quartet, Cosey, Peter & Chris offered to perform
live under the name X-TG at Arena Del Sole, Bologna, Italy on 2nd November
& at Casa Musica, Porto, Portugal on 5th November.
We hope fans will appreciate and enjoy this new project and the trio is looking forward to
performing exciting new and radical electronic musics together.
Industrial Records Ltd, London. 29th October 2010
Important Throbbing Gristle Statement
Paul Smith, Manager to Throbbing Gristle and Ryan Martin Manager to Genesis P-Orridge wish to make it known that Genesis P-Orridge is NOT SUING Chris Carter or Cosey Fanni Tutti as was recently reported in the press and on the Internet. The story originally appeared on WAToday.com, an Australian newspaper, and arose from a misquote that appeared in an article about Genesis' recent Australian dates.
Paul Smith & Ryan Martin - 28th February 2012
'Sleazy' Peter Martin Christopherson (27/02/1955 - 24/11/2010)
We miss him dearly...
To eliminate any further speculation, rumours or disinformation: Throbbing Gristle (through these, the very saddest of circumstances) concur with Sleazy's comments of 10th November 2010:
"About the future of TG live. I do not regard it as possible for any changed band or variation of personnel to perform live as Throbbing Gristle without all the original four of us on stage.”
Industrial Records hereby announces it's official re-activation.
IR is the sole representative of, and ONLY official label representing and releasing records by Throbbing Gristle.
TG’s contract with Mute/EMI expired in June 2010, and despite a number of other offers and proposals, all four members of TG elected to re-start Industrial Records to re-release the IR/TG catalogue and the final TG studio album 'Desertshore' along with other archival recordings.
IR has purchased ALL the remaining warehouse stock of the Mute Records editions of TG recordings. The first batch for sale comprises of the last remaining copies of the original editions of TGV DVD boxed-set, Part Two - Endless Not CD and double vinyl LP along with bargain priced 'end-of-line' titles including - The Second Annual Report / D.O.A. The Third & Final Report / Heathen Earth / 20 Jazz Funk Greats.
These items will be for sale exclusively via the TG Mail Order site from 20th June.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO OUR WEB SHOP PAGES
LIVE REMIX OF 'DESERTSHORE / THE FINAL REPORT'
9th JUNE 2012
As part of the 'We Can Elude Control' event at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea, Sussex, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti will be performing a live remix of the final TG studio album 'Desertshore - The Final Report'. The album was instigated by, and is in memory of, the late Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (1955 - 2010) as a ‘cover’ album, and is inspired by Nico’s 1970 ‘Desertshore’ LP, originally the soundtrack to Phillip Garrel's mythopoetic film 'La Cicatrice Interieure' (The Inner Scar).
This is a free event and tickets can not be booked in advance.
Chris & Cosey will be performing at approx. 8pm.
Further details here: www.dlwp.com
LIVE PREMIERE OF 'DESERTSHORE / THE FINAL REPORT' AT AV FESTIVAL
Wishful Thinking: In Remembrance of Peter Christopherson.
Sat 17th March 2012, 8pm–12am
Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti will premiere a selection of live remixes from TG’s nascent, and final, studio album: a cover of Nico's 1970 Desertshore LP.
This will be preceded by a rare screening of Philippe Garrel’s The Inner Scar film
for which Nico's Desertshore was soundtrack and inspiration.
More details and ticket information is available here: http://www.avfestival.co.uk
'DESERTSHORE / THE FINAL REPORT'
TG are currently in the studio completing their final studio album,
a reinterpretation of Nico's 1970 Desertshore LP.
Industrial Records will release the album in the third quarter of 2012.
THE GUARDIAN - MUSIC WEEKLY PODCAST
Chris & Cosey discuss the Throbbing Gristle reissues
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS CARTER & COSEY FANNI TUTTI
ABOUT THROBBING GRISTLE
ROUGH TRADE EAST IN-STORE - WED, 2ND NOV, 7PM
To celebrate the release of the remastered TG back catalogue Rough Trade are proud to announce a unique intimate Q&A evening with Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti to be chaired by Luke Turner (The Quietus) discussing the rich and unique history of TG.
Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti Interview, Rough Trade East by theQuietus
TG REMASTERED ALBUMS & DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE NOW!
The Second Annual Report of Throbbing Gristle
D.O.A. The Third & Final Report of Throbbing Gristle
Throbbing Gristle's Heathen Earth
Throbbing Gristle Bring You… 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits
Each album will be an edition of 2000 copies.
Chris Carter has remastered the audio and the LP's come packaged with an 8 page full colour booklet featuring some previously unpublished photos, press reviews from the time, and other visual ephemera from the Industrial Records archive.
(Please note that any recent coloured vinyl versions of the same albums are 'bootleg' copies of VASTLY inferior quality. These records were cynically made available to exploit Peter's death, and are NOT authorised by TG or Industrial Records Ltd. Be assured we are actively tracking down the culprits.)
TG DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
The above titles are available as digital downloads in: AAC, MP3 and FLAC formats. These albums have been remastered by Chris Carter and come with their original IR LP artworks and six page PDF booklets.
TG CD RERELEASES
The above titles are available as part of a 'TG Time Capsule' CD series of reissues. Each title has been remastered by Chris Carter and comes packaged for the first time in the digi-pak format to better represent their original IR LP artwork. Each release in this 'Time Capsule' series, comes with an additional disc of selected TG live performances culled from our TG24 archive recordings. They are selected to represent TG live performances specific to the original release year of each album.
The CD and Limited Deluxe Vinyl Editions are selling very fast and can be ordered here: CARGO UK or here: TG STORE
Downloads can be ordered here: MP3+FLAC or here: iTUNES