[Grief] New books and panties!
hex at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Aug 11 02:56:41 PDT 2007
...well a new book anyways ;-)
Industrial Music for Industrial People
by Eric Duboys
....the drawback (for me anyways) is it's in French!
I met Eric in Berlin at the TG Volkesbuhne events - we had a long
conversation - mostly as I don't speak French and he doesn't speak English!!!
But the gist of what he was saying was:
he worked on it a long time
(all?) members of TG contributed/collaborated
it's a bit more to do with Post TG (the first time anyways!) stuf C&C,Coil,PTV
it's got lots of pages (557pp)
and most of them have piccies on - for monolingual types like me
...at least I think that's what was said - it was New yEra too!
it cost 30 euros and you can order it from the publishers website
http://www.camionblanc.com - if you live in France! I'm checking to see if
they accept orders for the UK - if not I'll have to hassle Eric for the
signed copy he's probably forgotten he promised me!
Below is the somewhat amusing BabelFish translation of the press
Throbbing Gristle was the singular group, undoubtedly most subversive and
innovative ever appeared in the universe of the experimental music
rock'n'roll. Born on ashes from the collective of performeurs extreme COUM
Transmissions, TG had this characteristic to have invented and have
conceptualized with him only an entire kind: the industrial, prompt music to
start the polemic by its plays with the social interdicts, the slope sinks of
psyché human and the musical?uvres until with-boutistes, close to the pure
noise. This work attempts to report the course of this seminal formation of
this kind too ignored, course which did not stop in 1981 with the dissolution
of the group since the four members of TG, Genesis P-Orridge, Peter "Sleazy"
Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter, did not cease since
discovering new musical territories, within these formations impossible to
circumvent of the landscape electronic and experimental which are Psychic TV
(the second group of P-Orridge), Coil (that Christopherson will form in 1983
with John Balance), Chris & Cosey and finally, since 2004, a TG ressuscity.
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