Throbbing Gristle Terrorizes San Francisco

Propelled by thunderous drum machines and electronic bass loops, Throbbing Gristle’s music lays down an unstoppable substructure of rhythm over which surges of dissonance and noise rise and fall like gentle waves. Here are some pictures from the show via Neil Girling of theblight.net.

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Throbbing Gristle played the Grand Regency Ballroom on Thursday April 23rd, 2009.
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A look from the back of the room.
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Singer of Throbbing Gristle, Genesis P-Orridge's voice ranges from that of a fragile Marlene Dietrich to a sibilant masculine hiss.
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Cosey Fani Tutti, guitarist of Throbbing Gristle.
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Peter Christopherson (left) and Chris Carter play a combination of laptops and vintage gear.
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A great shot of Genesis' hands playing an electric violin.
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Peter Christopherson seen here wearing an awesome coat / robe.
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A close up of Chris Carter, who almost looks like he has a blight.net icon tattooed onto his neck.
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Close up shot of singer Genesis P-Orridge.
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Cosey Fanni Tutti takes to the guitar.
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$teven Ra$pa (left) holds up the nights poster with Justin Katz.
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The front row soaks it in. The lady on the right gave her phone number to Genesis... who then proceeded to read it aloud to the audience. Twice.
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Cosey Fanni Tutti's guitar rides walls of feedback squall.
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Just after taking the stage, lead singer Genesis P-Orridge (right) said, "I have a story to tell you. It's a children's story - well, a story about murdering children..."
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Multiple feminizing surgeries have transformed the once male Genisis P-Orridge into an exotic many-gendered thing.
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Throbbing Gristle played all the hits: "Persuasion", "What A Day", "Hamburger Lady".
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IN the nearly three decades since they broke up, Throbbing Gristle's influence has been massive.
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Throbbing Gristle almost single-handedly invented industrial music and rarefied the art of shock theater.
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Genesis P-Orridge is also in the band Psychic TV.
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"Reading aloud - twice, in case you didn't write it down the first time - the phone number of a girl who tossed Genesis a gift in-between songs." (taken from the other mr. nightshade's flickr page)
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The show ended with an epic version of "Discipline" with Genesis playing rhythm by banging the microphone on his head while Cosey sailed shimmering winds of white noise feedback.
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A view from the photo pit.
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Great closeup of Genesis' fingers playing the violin.
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Hopefully next time they'll let nbcbayarea.com in with a photo pass!
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Thanks so much for the photos Neil Girling! Let me know what this picture is of when we meet.
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