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Throbbing Gristle - Heathen Earth


On this date in 1980, Throbbing Gristle released their fourth album, Heathen Earth. Well....fourth outside of the multi-voume IRC live releases, anyway. Heathen Earth was also a live album, It was a ten track live album that included live versions of their singles, "Adrenalin" and "Subhuman". The London industrial/experimental post punk band released a tremendous number of live albums over the course of their career and a few studio albums as well. They lasted until 1981. Genesis P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson formed Psychic TV. Throbbing Gristle re-formed in 2004 and have been somewhat active.

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Not Heathen Earth but...
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Anonymous said...

This is my favourite of all TG albums. Almost accessible synths and song structures in places but loses nothing in alienation and bleakness. There are intense bursts of searing guitar through Side 1 and The World Is A War Film has the coolest reverberating sequencer I heve ever heard. Chris N

Club80 (Robever80) said...

They've never been characterized as an "easy listen".

Anonymous said...

A brilliant record from a classic period in british underground music!

NB: "Heathen Earth" was recorded 'live in their studio' in front of an invited audience, not at a 'gig'.
The singles- "Adrenalin" and "Subhuman"- were tacked onto the CD version which was released in the early 1990s and were the original studio recordings and not live versions.

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