Genesis P-Orridge was and English musician and founding member of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV.
I first learned of P-Orridge in the late 1980s during the acid house period. I remember some of their Psychic TV material from the radio shows by Luc Janssen. However, I can’t seem to find the tracks that I heard at the time.
“ United/Zyklon B Zombie”
Where to begin? There is so much. Let’s start with the exceptional single “
United/Zyklon B Zombie” (1978).
And let us add the album
(1979) also by Throbbing Gristle. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
There was a time when I actually thought that these were jazz-funk tracks.
(1979) 20 Jazz Funk Greats
New listener, do not fear, it’s very experimental but actually not that hard on the irritation scale.
Andrew Weatherall was an English DJ, record producer, and remixer.
There was a time when music research took up most of my time. It coincided with the golden age of the
music compilation, roughly from 1990 to 2005.
(2004) Fabric 19
From that era stem
(2000) and Nine O’Clock Drop (2004). Fabric 19
Andrew Weatherall is also the man who made me discover “
Black But Sweet” (1931) via his “Wilmot” composition.
Andy Gill was a British musician famous for his work with Gang of Four.
“Damaged Goods” (1978)
Compositions of note are “
I Love A Man In A Uniform” (1982) featured on the compilation and Various – 80’s Underground Clubbing “Damaged Goods” (1978) featured on the compilation part 2. How to Kill the DJ
Needless to say, these compilations are more interesting than the full albums of Gang of Four.
Trivia: the opening sequence of the track “
What We All Want” (1981) is reminiscent of “ Play That Funky Music (1976).”
Ginger Baker showing off 😉
Ginger Baker was an English drummer best known for his work with Cream (“ Sunshine of Your Love“, 1967).
“ Sunshine of Your Love” (1967). which sounds a lot like Jimi Hendrix
More importantly, he also played with Fela Kuti on
Fela’s London Scene (1971), Why Black Man Dey Suffer (1971), Live! (1972) and Stratavarious (1972):
( 1971) Fela’s London Scene
Why Black Man Dey Suffer (1971)
He also recorded two albums with
Bill Laswell: (1986) and Horses & Trees (1990): Middle Passage
From Horses & Trees (1986)
Middle Passage (1990)
Mark Hollis was an English musician and singer-songwriter, the co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter of the band Talk Talk.
I never knew their song “Such a Shame” was inspired by Luke Rhinehart’s
(1971). The Dice Man
In fact, I never really knew Talk Talk at all, outside of the hits.
Tonight, I played some of their music and put “The Rainbow” from the 1998 album
on repeat. Spirit of Eden