Throbbing Gristle Heathen Earth: The Live Sound Of Throbbing Gristle on Limited Edition 180g LP
Originally released in 1980, Heathen Earth is a crucial live document of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle. In member Chris Carter's own words: "You had to have been there. Which is what we always say about TG. TG on record and TG live are two completely different things."
This album is probably the closest approximation of the two you'll ever get: it's a "live in-studio recording" made in front of a small audience and the event was filmed by Monte Cazzaza with the intention of also releasing it on video. The majority of the set is instrumental, fluctuating between the raw electronics of their early work and the band's more melodic material. Tracks include a rework of early classic "After Cease To Exist" and Brion Gysin fave "Dreammachine."
The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition, each of the vinyl releases includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band.
Throbbing Gristle Heathen Earth: The Live Sound Of Throbbing Gristle Track Listing:
2. The Old Man Smiled
4. The World Is A War Film
5. Something Came Over Me
6. Still Talking
8. Don't Do As You're Told, Do As You Think
9. Painless Childbirth