Throbbing Gristle Throbbing Gristle Bring You...20 Jazz Funk Greats on Limited Edition 180g LP
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 newly cut 180-gram vinyl edition includes painstakingly restored cover artwork, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition, each vinyl release comes complete with 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format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band.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 Throbbing Gristle Bring You...20 Jazz Funk Greats Track Listing:
1. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
2. Beachy Head
3. Still Walking
5. Convincing People
7. Hot On The Heels Of Love
10. What A Day
11. Six Six Sixties