[Grief] Discipline (Marc Almond version)

Jon Whitney turbid at turbid.com
Fri Sep 3 18:08:00 EDT 2004


so where's the second recording from?

On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Louisa Bannon wrote:

> From: Jon Whitney <turbid at turbid.com>
> >yeah, i didn't originally write that entry, so i'm just going on what was
> >already given to me.
> I think it was I who told you this, right Jon? I don't know where I heard it
> either, but I always thought it was TG - improbable or not. I figured it
> might at least have been Sleazy and Gen.
> Anyway, there's this here:
> Interviewed by Simon W. (taken from the UK magazine ZIGZAG, December 1983)
> http://marcalmond.tripod.com/media/interview/zigzagdec83.html
> ------------------------------------
> ZZ: So why did you record 'Discipline'?
> MA: Because I thought it was really good. I liked the idea, when Flexipop
> said to do a free flexi-disc, right? All these bands do nice little happy
> tunes. I just thought it would be really great to have a Throbbing Gristle
> number on the cover! And, it was like Haircut 1OO Underneath ... I just
> thought it would be really great ...
> ZZ.: To have the names Carter, Christopherson, P-Orridge, Tutti, on the
> cover ...
> MA: Yes, P-Orridge on the cover, I thought that was great! Then a couple of
> weeks later Psychic T.V. were on the cover themselves.
> ZZ: Who played on that? Marc Almond and Friends ...
> MA: Well, it was meant to be the Mambas, but they credited it wrong. Me,
> Annie and Matt Johnson.
> ZZ: Did you tell Genesis what you were going to do?
> MA: He really liked the idea. I just thought it was good ... 'Discipline'!
> It's so odd doing a Throbbing Gristle cover-version as well. I must be the
> first person.
> ------------------------------------
> That would seem to settle it. Presuming the source can be trusted as
> accurate.
> - Triskela
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