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Genesis P-Orridge Quits Throbbing Gristle
The Quietus , October 29th, 2010 07:21

"Throbbing Gristle has Ceased to Exist", Sleazy, Tutti, Carter offer to continue as trio

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Despite last weekend's rapturously-received set at London's Village Underground, Throbbing Gristle's future looks to be in doubt. The following statement has just appeared on the Throbbing Gristle site after Chris Carter tweeted that they were about to make an important announcement:

"In the evening 27th October TG members and their associated managements received two emails from Genesis P-Orridge stating he was no longer willing to perform in Throbbing Gristle and returned to his home in New York.

"Cosey, Sleazy & Chris have concluded that once more, and for the time being, Throbbing Gristle has Ceased to Exist, at least as a live entity.

"Therefore, and with deepest apologies, TG must cancel their scheduled performance at Archa Theatre, in Prague, Czech Republic on 30th October.

"It being too short notice to offer an alternative set. In order not to disappoint fans of the old quartet, Cosey, Peter & Chris have offered to perform live under the name X-TG at Arena Del Sole, Bologna, Italy on 2nd November & at Casa Musica, Porto, Portugal on 5th November.

"We are awaiting confirmation from both the Bologna & Porto Promoters. We hope fans will appreciate and enjoy this new project and the trio is looking forward to performing exciting new and radical electronic musics together."

Given that Carter, Tutti and Sleazy have been enthusiastic about the London event, perhaps X-TG could be a rather interesting proposition. Is it not fair to say that most of what has made TG exciting in recent years has been the sonics from the back?

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Oct 29, 2010 11:45am

Good riddance to an over bloated egotistical tone deaf charlatan. X-TG will be better off without GPO

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Joe A
Oct 29, 2010 12:12pm

Considering how fantastic the set was on Saturday I'm totally shocked at this new twist in the TG story.

At least the talented members remain.

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Oct 29, 2010 12:46pm

Couldn't have said it better than "Hated". X-PTV is about to announce it's existence with Monte Cazazza on the mic.

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Simon P.
Oct 29, 2010 1:35pm

Really? Look at the post-TG of GPO output vs. the others in recent years. S/he is all the personality. The showman. I am a fan of all TG, but without GPO's bloated, might as well listen to a record at the flat.

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Luke Turner
Oct 29, 2010 1:36pm

In reply to Simon P.:

I'm not sure. The 32nd Annual Report live record from 2008 is astonishing, and the voice is only a part of that. The set I saw them do two days after that was recorded was similarly all about sound rather than show.

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Roger Batty
Oct 29, 2010 6:47pm


Elvis in Las Vegas, William Bennett participating in jazz covers of Whitehouse and finally TG = X-TG. Please lord, snatch them all up like you did with Elvis in 77.

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Oct 29, 2010 6:49pm

im available.
i need to get some boobs though

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Oct 29, 2010 8:21pm

Chris & Cosey + Sleazy? Sounds like a great idea to me, best of luck to 'em...

If Gen wants to sulk at home & admire his knockers, so be it.

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Oct 29, 2010 9:31pm

yeah... some of gen's crooning was a bit much. I'm not sure the others put in much effort these days either. Carter and Sleazy look like bankers sitting behind a desk with their laptops! How boring is that?

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Oct 30, 2010 12:43am

In reply to minus:

@minus -- Chris and Sleazy built from scratch many of the instruments/electronics used on this tour *specifically for this tour*. I only wish I could not put in that much effort.

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Oct 30, 2010 2:35am


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high dry and gonna cry
Nov 1, 2010 12:07am

sadly was going to see them in Prag.. would gladly have seen X-TG. Devastated to have seen nothing.

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Nov 4, 2010 5:41pm

from Gen's website:

Dear Friends,
We have seen and heard various inaccurate, erroneous, even sometimes libelous speculations about why we felt compelled to drop out of the current Throbbing Gristle tour. As a result we intend to address these matters in full as soon as possible. We hope that what we state now, and later, will be clear, will not fan the flames of destructive gossip, will not seem negative and will reduce an somewhat dramatic situation into a simpler story. We want to make it clear right now that we did not, and have no wish to quit TG. Obviously there is more involved than just that simple statement. Personally, at this point of my life, my position is that the inner workings and dynamics of any band, but especially of TG, are as intimate, unique and most of all complex as they are within any family.
Unfortunately, even at the level TG occupy in popular culture, band business becomes potentially everyone’s business. We all know the internet has amplified the speed of distribution of “information” almost as fast as it has accelerated the decline of accuracy worldwide. We have no interest in pointing fingers (or is it claws?) at various people or sites and accusing them of letting the cat out of the bag. Bickering is never attractive, not one on one nor within the realms of an ever expanding media fueled by smart phone technologies and laptops. As soon as we have composed a written version of what series of events we believe led to my feeling unable to remain part of THIS short tour by the re-grouped TG that feels acceptable we will post it here.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Ryan Martin

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Nov 24, 2010 8:12pm

In reply to Christopher:

Drama Queen

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