Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The First Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle

I still have trouble understanding why TG didn't release this album until 2001 (was recorded in 1975, same year "Metal Machine Music" came out). I guess I can see why they opted to debut with "Second Annual Report," which is more realized and more antagonistic, but F.A.R. is still a great record. The sound isn't yet all enveloping, still hashing out their ideas, I guess. And untreated vocals? That may be one of the weirdest things about this. TG always seemed to want to disgust and hypnotize their audience, and this album got them off on a great start.
If you are new to TG this could be a good place to start...the building blocks that only get weirder...

in 2009


  1. This is just a bootleg of early TG and Coum demos. Second Annual Report is the first "real' TG album and is called that because it was release during the 2nd year of TG's official activity as a band. This is interesting stuff to hear though.

  2. Any chance of a re-up? Thanks!