The 1001 Albums Challenge # 70: Throbbing Gristle – “D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle”
I might like the idea of Throbbing Gristle as much – or more – as the actual music. Pioneering industrial group, as much an actual piece of art, a concept, as a ‘band’. That said I’ve enjoyed their 20 Jazz Funk Greats a great deal. And yet I haven’t dipped much more of a toe any further into the water. So this was a new one to me. The description from one critic was, “a nauseating masterpiece, and an essential recording”. Seems right.
There’s some wonderful – dark, weird – recorded madness particularly near the end of this album. And several pieces couldn’t ever really be called songs. That’s all good to hear and work through of course. Read More