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  • Singer: Throbbing Gristle
  • Album: Live Volume 2, 1977 - 1978
  • MP3: 1705 mb | FLAC: 1717 mb
  • Released: 1993
  • Country: Europe
  • Style: Industrial
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 119
Throbbing Gristle - Live Volume 2, 1977 - 1978 mp3 flac

Live recordings from Rat Club London (1. 2. 1977), Goldsmiths College London (1. 5. It's so close to the album version I can only think it was either pre-recorded & played unaccompanied here, or that the album version was taken from the same live tape. Reply Notify me Helpful.

Live Volume 2 (1977-1978) - Студийный альбом от Throbbing Gristle. Вышел 13 апреля 1993г. В альбом вошло 10 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:09:01. It's Always The Way (Goldsmiths College, London 5-18-1978). Throbbing Gristle. Tesco Disco (Rat Club, London 12-17-77). 3. Goldsmiths College, London 5-18-1978). 4. Assume Power Focus (Rat Club, London 12-17-77). 6. Urge To Kill (Rat Club, London 12-17-77). 7. Knife In My Side (Rat Club, London 12-17-77).

Journey Through a Body (1982 Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien). In the Shadow of the Sun (1984 Illuminated Records). Part Two: The Endless Not (2007 Mute).

Throbbing Gristle were noted for their live performances, which were often experimental and quite different from their pre-recorded work. In addition to studio albums, a large number of recordings of live shows were released, of varying sound quality. A concise history of Throbbing Gristle and COUM Transmissions can be found in Simon Ford's book Wreckers of Civilisation (ISBN 1-901033-60-0). A 25 CD boxed set, TG24, documenting many live Throbbing Gristle performances was released in December 2002.

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+ Throbbing Gristle. In conversation with Daniel Miller & modular performance by Chris Carter. 40th Anniversary Release.

On this page you can not listen to mp3 music free or download album or mp3 track to your PC, phone or tablet. All materials are provided for educational purposes. Released at: This album was released on the label The Grey Area (catalog number TGCD11). This album was released in 1993-03-00 year. UK. Format of the release is.


Rat Club London 17th December 1977
1 Tesco Disco 5:13
2 Knife In My Side 10:28
3 Urge To Kill 7:19
4 Assume Power Focus 7:18
Goldsmiths College London 18th May 1978
5 IBM 12:12
6 It's Always The Way 6:33
7 Hamburger Lady 7:29
Industrial Training College Wakefield 1st July 1978
8 Mother Spunk 3:24
9 Cabaret Voltaire 3:57
Goldsmiths College London 18th May 1978
10 D.O.A. 7:00

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  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Grey Area of Mute Records
  • Copyright (c) – The Grey Area of Mute Records
  • Recorded At – Rat Club
  • Recorded At – Goldsmiths College
  • Recorded At – Industrial Training College, Wakefield


  • Artwork – Disinformation
  • Lead Guitar, Effects, Vocals, Performer [Screwdriver, Gizmo], Effects [Gristlizer], Cornet, Photography By [Picture Of Chicago Death Factory], Liner Notes [Text] – Cosey Fanni Tutti
  • Research [Archive Research, Track Selection Consultant] – B. Lustmord*
  • Synthesizer, Drum Programming [Electronic Rhythms], Tape, Performer [Machines, Gristlizer], Mixed By, Mastered By [Digital Remastering], Producer – Chris Carter
  • Tape, Performer [Machines, Gristlizer], Vocals, Cornet, Harmonica – Peter Christopherson
  • Vocals, Bass Guitar, Performer [Bass Gizmo, Gristlizer], Violin – Genesis P Orridge*


Live recordings from Rat Club London (17.12.1977), Goldsmiths College London (18.05.1978) and Industrial Training College Wakefield (01.07.1978).

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016025 680610
  • Label Code: LC05834

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TGCD11 Throbbing Gristle Live Volume 2, 1977 - 1978 ‎(CD, Comp, RE) The Grey Area TGCD11 Europe Unknown
The second volume opens with "Tesco Disco", the first of four recorded at the RAT CLUB, LONDON back on 17th December 1977 - as drifting passive screams of sound dive, swirl & twist into the vaguest semblage of composition - a loose, noisy pot pourri of images over which GEN shouts one of their 'anthems. "Knife In My Side", the longest track on this disc at 10'28" opening with loose drifting Shades of sound, wispy threads of harsh noise blended with snatches of dialogue. This is THROBBING GRISTLE at their effective best - combining ostensibly calm, warm ripples of sound with cold, clinical ice-pick-sharp shards of noise., weaving a tapestry of chill terror around itself, swathing itself in the sweat-soaked clothing of the terminally sick. "Urge To Kill" comes next, a plunging, churningly simple rhythmic piece through which GENESIS half-shouts, half-speaks his words, splicing something as innocuous as Humpty Dumpty with his tales of violent murder. It sounds a little like the world might sound to a parasitic worm living inside something like a Cricket - combining strange peristaltic noises with the external sounds of it's host's mating call. "Assume Power Focus" emerges from the detritus of the previous track, building on a thin warping electronic rhythm into a larger, more consuming track, again one of TG's more interesting compositions, combining pitch-shifted tapes, shouted voice, siren-like synths and piles of dense amorphous sound, all working together into a froth of excitation, showing the group surprisingly together and tight. The next three pieces come from the GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE gig held in London on 18th May 1978. The first piece is a straightforward version of "IBM" with it's computer code motif, stark & inhuman, below which keyboards swell in warm, fuzzy amounts, gradually reclaiming the sound-ground from the taped noise. It grows into a fascinating cluster of Industrial noises, warming, cloying, alienating. "It's Always The Way" follows on it's tail, with Mr. ORRIDGE's voice succeeding the cybercloud of noises, soon becoming a structure of fuzz, noise & feedback, a depressed sounding piece, awash with dark-cloudy feeling, growing into something which in later days might have been termed Gothic. "Hamburger Lady", one of TG's most well-known pieces, pieces, is played live here, taking the skin-chilling, nerve-twitching feeling into the darkest possible corners. The feeling of being trapped inside an isolation chamber with something unseen but deadly; a spreading germ, would have much the same effect on you. In case you didn't know, it's a tale of a hospital patient who is burned almost completely, awash in a world which transgresses pain; about the reaction of the people who treat 'her', all set against a gentle heartbeat pace with chill ghosts of sound fluttering past, ragged wraiths guaranteed to scare ya! The next two pieces were played at the INDUSTRIAL TRAINING COLLEGE in Wakefield on 1st July 1978 - "Mother Spunk" combines several tapes, one an amusing loop of a guy who likes to consume a variety of metal implements, his voice a little like the tortoise from the AARDMAN Electricity ads. Other tapes, of seemingly lunatic conversation & various newsreels all combine into a sea of images. "Cabaret Voltaire" returns to more familiar TG ground - a minimalist foundation of bass combines with white noise blizzard while voice is orated over the top in distant, isolated coldness, crying in terror & madness as noise masses in to swamp the tundra. Final track on this volume comes from the GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE gig again - a tight version of "D.O.A?", the title track from their "3rd Annual Report". It's so close to the album version I can only think it was either pre-recorded & played unaccompanied here, or that the album version was taken from the same live tape. Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.
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