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Raw Takes: Richard Fearless's Favourite Tracks
Joe Clay , May 25th, 2016 08:24

Before the release of their sixth album this week and appearance at Atonal in Berlin this August, the Death In Vegas head honcho, producer and DJ scours the fruits of his record-collecting history and picks 13 tracks that have informed Transmission for Joe Clay


Throbbing Gristle – 'Hamburger Lady'
As a kid I can remember being so scared of that album (D.O.A: The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle). I knew it was really wrong, and the more I found out about them the more I realised how wrong. I once got told that Genesis [P-Orridge] went into an S&M session in New York with an album of whale music and The Contino Sessions. I've always loved that.

The opening of Transmission ['Metal Box'] – the first section in that, the unwelcoming discordance, the drones – it's not an homage to 'Hamburger Lady', but I've always loved how unnerving their music was. So unsettling – visually, sonically... I was listening to D.O.A this morning. It's unbelievable, the way there are these raw soundscapes underneath the electronics.