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Throbbing Gristle: It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 26 November 1977

THROBBING GRISTLE are so away from the new wave scene (sort of) and so totally reviled by the standard music fans (at least, by those ...

Einstürzende Neubauten: Let's Hear It For The Untergang Show

Profile and Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 5 February 1983

"The destructive character is cheerful," boast Berlin's new cold stars Einstürzende Neubauten (Collapsing New Buildings) who have armed themselves with road drills, sledgehammers and axes ...

Einstürzende Neubauten: North London Polytechnic

Live Review by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 3 December 1983

THE MAKINGS of an iron foundry litter the stage. Austere men assume Stakhanovite postures, hammers posed momentarily before thundering metal-wards. Sparks shoots crimson from a ...

SPK Riot at ICA

Report by Neil Taylor, New Musical Express, 13 October 1984

ARMED WITH arc-welders, paint sprays, sculpture gear, drills and various other odd-bod instruments, metallic industrialists SPK were due to take the ICA stage last Thursday ...

Coil: Scatology (K422)

Review by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, 9 February 1985


Einstürzende Neubauten: Einstürzende Neubaten: Heaven, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 4 September 1985

THE FIRST visitors to the garish Heaven club on Monday night were GLC safety inspectors, alerted perhaps by reports of Einstürzende Neubaten's previous London performance ...

Einstürzende Neubauten: Heaven, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 14 September 1985

COLLAPSING NEW Virus Spreaders, Volcanoes Still Active, Last Few Day's Sounds capers — Einstürzende Neubaten: more than all this. Whispering in Heaven brings you closer ...

Test Dept.: Freedom is Frightening

Interview by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, 19 April 1986

On the abandoned building sites of Britain, a new life is stirring. TEST DEPT. sound the charge on scrap metal and bugle, waging a war ...

Einstürzende Neubauten: Five On The Open Ended Richter Scale (Some Bizzare BART 332/CD)*****

Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 18 July 1987


Einstürzende Neubauten, Showaddywaddy: Kilburn National, London

Live Review by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, 19 September 1987


Einstürzende Neubauten: A Berlin of the Mind

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 19 September 1987

As EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN return from their two years of self-imposed exile, group-face Blixa Bargeld tells DELE FADELE why they remain the best burst on the ...

Einstürzende Neubauten: Fünf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala (Some Bizzare/Relativity)

Review by Howard Wuelfing, Spin, November 1987

AT THE CORE of the Neubies' schtick is a knee-jerk rejection of every last element considered essential to rock music: guitars, drums, blues-based chord changes, ...

Skinny Puppy: Fulham Greyhound, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 4 June 1988

AS SKINNY PUPPY'S frontman Kevin Ogilvie – a man known to friends as Nivek Ogre – hoists a hideously pathetic dog dummy over his shoulder ...

Throbbing Gristle: Astoria Theatre, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 11 June 1988

NEVER GO back. So why is he doing this, the inspired maniac? Just to show there's still air in his lungs? Chris & Cosey are ...

Savage Republic: Republican Party Reptiles

Profile and Interview by Push, Melody Maker, 22 October 1988


The Young Gods: Mean Fiddler, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 8 September 1990

ARMAGEDDON HAS arrived. Eco-disaster and chemical apocalypse are upon us. The sky will fall on our heads. We're all going to die. And it's going ...

Front 242: The Number of the Beat

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 12 January 1991

We are coming to your House! Paradise crumbles to the sound of FRONT 242's tyrannical Techno ...

Nine Inch Nails: A Bang On The Gear

Report and Interview by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 7 September 1991

SAN FRANCISCO, city of peace and love. Perhaps the last refuge of the beautiful people who advocate making babies, not bombs. But, hey, get out ...

Ministry: Live at the End of the World!

Report and Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 14 November 1992

The Lollapalooza tour and the Psalm 69 album have turned MINISTRY into industrial metal superstars, the only band of their kind big enough to play ...

Einstürzende Neubauten: Apocalypse Neu!

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 23 January 1993

Be honest, you missed the sheer noise terror, the rampant metal-bashing, the power drills and the quite literally explosive live show didn't you? Well now, ...

Zoviet France: Collusion

Review by Ian Christe, Alternative Press, November 1993

INSIDE AN artful cardboard CD holder, liner notes for Collusion explain that Zoviet France refused to participate in compilations for many years for two reasons: ...

Swans Song

Retrospective and Interview by Howard Wuelfing, Addicted To Noise, 6 January 1997

Michael Gira, leader of the influential but little-known band Swans, isn't just floating along with the current. He's controlling it. ...

Primal Scream, Simon & Garfunkel: I wanna be Bobby's grrl

Review by Barbara Ellen, The Times, 21 January 2000

SUGGESTING THAT you might like the new Primal Scream album, Exterminator (Creation £14.99) is a bit like saying that you might enjoy having a helicopter ...

Coil: England's Dreaming

Profile and Interview by Ian Penman, The Wire, April 2000

Now living by the sea, Coil tap the tidal flows and lunar tugs shaping England's occult history for their visionary nocturnal music. ...

Nine Inch Nails

Book Excerpt by uncredited writer, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

Trent Reznor, b. Erie, Pennsylvania, USA ...

23 Skidoo (2001)

Interview by Bill Brewster, Rock's Backpages Audio, 21 September 2001

Alex Turnbull and "Sketch" Martin take us from the early days in Hackney to the (2001) present day: their association with Throbbing Gristle; early influences; early releases and the band schism; The Culling is Coming and Urban Gamelan; their increasing interest in hip hop, and their Ronin Records label.

File format: mp3; file size: 78.8mb, interview length: 1h 26' 03" sound quality: ****

Throbbing Gristle: TG+

Review by Mark Paytress, MOJO, February 2004

Played last year's 24-hour marathon box set to death? Worry not. Here's another 10 hours' worth of in-concert industrial uproar. Tense? Nervous? Headache? Read on... ...

Throbbing Gristle: The Taste Of TG – A Beginner's Guide To The Music Of Throbbing Gristle

Review and Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, June 2004

Introduction to the work of recently reformed art/industrial/electronics collective. ...

The Pogues: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, December 2004

BECAUSE HE'S A true poet, we'll always forgive him. With lesser mortals, you'd gaze upon a man staggering and swaying, mumbling his words and randomly ...

Einsturzende Neubauten: The Forum, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, April 2005

WHAT HAPPENS when enfants terribles of avant-garde industrial noise grow into comfortable middle age? In the case of Einsturzende Neubauten, the former godfathers of Berlin's ...

Einstürzende Neubauten: Postbahnhof, Berlin

Live Review by Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, 1 April 2005

THIS YEAR Einstürzende Neubauten, the German godfathers of Industrial Rock, celebrate a quarter century of existence. One suspects that the irony of this is not ...

ABC, Cabaret Voltaire, Clock, Heaven 17, The Human League: Martin Lilleker: Beats Working For A Living – Sheffield Popular Music 1973-1984 (Juma)

Book Review by Rob Young, The Wire, July 2005

PRACTICALLY EVERY city in Britain has a roster of musical hod carriers with appalling names. This exhaustive history of Sheffield's music scene is crammed with ...

The Young Gods: Super Ready/Fragmenté

Review by Chris Campion, The Observer, 20 May 2007

The influential Swiss trio stick to their simple, brutally effective principles on this ninth album ...

Health: Health//Disco

Review by John Doran, The Quietus, 13 June 2008

SO BY NOW you are aware of the Smell, the Los Angeles art space/studio/gig venue from which emanate the evil sounds of bands such as ...

The Bug: London Zoo

Review by Ben Thompson, The Guardian, 13 July 2008

ALL THE GREAT British writer/producers of the past two decades have found their own trademark equilibrium between guest vocals and backing tracks. ...

Nitzer Ebb: Industrial Complex

Review by John Calvert, The Quietus, 24 February 2010

WITH A quick turn on Nitzer Ebb's YouTube channel, a scroll down the comments section yields a profile of the zealots who comprise the industrial ...

Coil, Throbbing Gristle: This Mortal Coil: A Final Report on Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson

Retrospective by Mark Dery, Thought Catalog, 29 November 2010

Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, who in the '80s pioneered the industrial aesthetic with the band Throbbing Gristle, died in his sleep at his home in Bangkok ...

Chris & Cosey: From Death Factory To Fenland

Interview by Luke Turner, The Stool Pigeon, May 2011

At home with electronic and industrial music pioneers Chris & Cosey ...

Nine Inch Nails: Scala, London — Still Dirty On The Inside

Live Review by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 21 August 2013

On the evidence of last night's Scala show, Nine Inch Nails have recharged their batteries in spectacular style, writes Luke Turner, highlighting the subtle undercurrents ...

Leonard Cohen, Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor: Nine Inch Nails: Reading Festival / Leonard Cohen: The Brighton Centre

Live Review by Simon Price, The Independent, 31 August 2013

The Nine Inch Nails frontman is still furious after all these years. But, at 78, Leonard Cohen knows it's better to be a lover than ...

The Soft Pink Truth: Why Do The Heathen Rage? (Thrill Jockey)

Review by Frances Morgan, The Wire, June 2014

I ONCE SAW Drew Daniel in his Soft Pink Truth guise provoke such a negative response from an audience member that he must have been ...

Godflesh: Invisible Jukebox: Justin Broadrick

Interview by David Stubbs, The Wire, September 2014

JUSTIN BROADRICK was born in 1969 in Birmingham. Raised by his mother and stepfather, he was exposed to underground music at an early age and formed ...

Psychic TV's Genesis P-Orridge (2016)

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Rock/Talk, 22 November 2016

The Psychic TV mainperson talks about the sonic evolution of PTV; collaboration and connectivity, fear and totalitarianism; the 1992 police raid and exile; the changing personnel, and about S/he, Lady Jaye and Pandrogeny.

File format: mp3; file size: 29mb, interview length: 31' 41" sound quality: ** (phoner)

Genesis P-Orridge: The cut-up literary technique has deeply informed avant-garde artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's art and life

Report and Interview by Steven R Rosen, Cincinnati CityBeat, 7 June 2017

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has had a long career on the cutting edge of creative thought and confrontational art. ...

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