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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

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?