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How To Tell A Sound #5: Throbbing Gristle Special w/ Dan Fox & Eve Essex

17 June 2019

This two-hour deep dive on the notorious (and legendary) Throbbing Gristle traces their ever-changing practice from its genesis as COUM Transmissions in the early 1970s through to their disbanding in 1981. Dan Fox, a writer/musician/filmmaker, whose documentary on COUM and its evolution into Throbbing Gristle (co-directed with Marcus Werner Hed) will air on the BBC later this year, joins host Eve Essex in a conversation on their sound, history and influence. Sharing anecdotes gleaned from interviews with band-members and associates, Fox illustrates the group’s complex evolution, their conceptual convictions, the contexts they emerged from and worked in, and their continual efforts to uncover new artistic territories.


1. Throbbing Gristle - Maggot Death (Live at Rat Club)
2. Throbbing Gristle - Hamburger Lady
3. COUM Transmissions - Cement Men/My Granny Goes Grave Digging
4. COUM Transmissions - Home Aged
5. COUM Transmissions - 73 Vibrant
6. COUM Transmissions - Magikal Variants
7. Throbbing Gristle - Very Friendly, Live at ICA, London
8. Throbbing Gristle - Maggot Death (Live at Southampton)
9. Throbbing Gristle - E-Coli
10. Throbbing Gristle - Cornet
11. Throbbing Gristle - Hot On The Heels Of Love
12. Throbbing Gristle - Convincing People
13. Throbbing Gristle - Distant Dreams Part Two
14 .Throbbing Gristle - Oltre La Morte, Birth And Death

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