Avant Garde / Experimental
Throbbing Gristle 'The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle (40th Anniversary)' LP
Limited white vinyl with stickers, 8 page booklet and download including additional material.
Throbbing Gristle's first album - the 'second' refers to it coming out at the end of their second year together - must have sounded like it came from another planet upon its 1977 release. Later industrial bands arguably introduced too much 'normal' musical content, but very little about Second Annual Report could be called normal. From its deadpan sleeve to the peculiar choice of structuring the album with three live versions of the horrific Slug Bait and four of the more straightforward Maggot Death, it's a startling document. Simply essential.
Throbbing Gristle are Chris Carter, Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (who sadly passed away on 25 November 2010), Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, their impact on music, culture and the arts is immeasurable and still felt today.
Catalogue number: TGLP2