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Throbbing Gristle was an English music and visual arts group formed 1975 in Kingston upon Hull by members Genesis P-Orridge (bass, violin, vocals), Cosey Fanni Tutti (guitar, cornet), Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (tape, trumpet) and Chris Carter (synthesizer). With their sound built on tape loops, electronics and sparse rhythms, they are widely regarded as pioneers of industrial music, along with contemporaries Cabaret Voltaire. They made extensive use of pre-recorded tape-based samples and special effects to produce a distinctive, highly distorted background, usually accompanied by lyrics or spoken-word performances by Cosey Fanni Tutti or Genesis P-Orridge. All the members have solo albums and side projects, most notable are Coil, co-founded by Peter Christopherson and John Balance, and Psychic TV, founded by Genesis P-Orridge. Outstanding Throbbing Gristle albums include The Second Annual Report, DOA: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle, 20 Jazz Funk Greats and the live album Heathen Earth. The group stated that their mission was to challenge and explore the darker and obsessive sides of the human condition rather than to make attractive music. Genesis P-Orridge passed away on the 14th of March 2020.
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