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THROBBING GRISTLE - 20 Jazz Funk Greats

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Industrial Records IRLCD 3
Release Year: 2011
Note: re-issue of the third TG-LP from 1979 (Industrial Records IR0008), their "electronic/rhythmic" album that influenced generations of techno-artists; re-mastered by CHRIS CARTER ; third in a series of five TG-albums to be released this winter, comes with bonus-CD with a selection of live recordings from the TG24 archive, and the DISCIPLINE 12"
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"Originally released in 1979, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is Throbbing Gristle's pop-influenced masterwork. It's hard to believe the beautiful, conventionally-attractive Cosey Fanni Tutti on this album's front cover previously gave herself milk and blood enemas in front of a live audience. Additionally, the song "Hot On The Heels Of Love" is far removed from the dissonant nihilism of the previous TG albums. It's a sleek, minimal synth-pop song that foreshadows Tutti's later work as Chris & Cosey. Still, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is underpinned by a profound distance from accessibility. The breezy luminosity of "Persuasion" and "Six Six Sixties" is still marked with casual bits of distortion and absurdism. Preceding dark synth-pop (and everything else), TG's third album is far ahead of its time and still sounds as relevant as ever. The CD version includes a bonus CD of live recordings, including two versions of the manic classic, "Discipline." The 8-page full-color book includes visual ephemera and previously-unpublished photographs. Cover artwork has been painstakingly restored from the original source material." [label info]