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Three Classic Releases from Throbbing Gristle Coming Soon

Posted by Amoebite, November 2, 2017 11:27am | Post a Comment

Throbbing Gristle Reissues

The fearless and fierce sound of seminal English group Throbbing Gristle has been a defining influence on subsequent practitioners of envelope-pushing electronic, post-punk, experimental, and industrial artists. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the band's abrasive, antagonistic debut LP The Second Annual Report, longtime home label Mute Records is releasing three of TG's most important albums this month. The reissues will be available in two formats: on CD (due out Nov. 17th) and special edition colored vinyl (due the following week, Nov. 24th), both available for pre-order on Amoeba.com now. Fans of the band will be intrigued to hear this is just the beginning of Mute's reissue campaign; the label plans to release a whole slew of TG classics in the coming year.

Here's what you need to know about this first-round of releases:

Second Annual Report

The Second Annual Report

Originally released on November 4, 1977, Throbbing Gristle's debut album introduced the world to their socially and politically confrontational stance and their uniquely intense experimental sound. Available for pre-order on limited edition white vinyl or double CD.

20 Jazz Funk Greats

20 Jazz Funk Greats

Never content to rest on their avant-garde laurels, Throbbing Gristle's (perhaps) most acclaimed album finds the band evolving from their earliest jaunts into dark textures and disarming sounds, instead experimenting with elements of exotica, jazz, funk, and disco. Available for pre-order on limited edition green vinyl or double CD.

Taste of TG

The Taste Of TG (A Beginner's Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle)

This 2004 compilation of some of TG's most frightening and fascinating work isn't just a good starting place for beginners, as the subtitle suggests, but also a solid document for the devoted fan. This latest version is available for pre-order on limited edition red vinyl or CD.

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