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Throbbing Gristle

Mission of Dead Souls (2CD)

Label: Mute

Format: 2CD

Genre: Noise

In stock


*CD Digipack* The final performance of Throbbing Gristle before their initial breakup, at the Kezar Pavillion, San Francisco on 29 May 1981.  ‘Mission of Dead Souls’ documents the notorious final performance of Throbbing Gristle in their original incarnation (1975-1981). Recorded at Kezar Pavillion, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on 29th May, 1981 and unavailable on vinyl since the early ‘90s, it’s now back on wax with a new inner sleeve including photos and a passage of text by Jon Savage

Recorded by Monte Cazzaza, long a satellite member of the band, ‘Mission of Souls’ captures the band in a period of broken relationships and internecine collapse, which definitely only adds to its historical weight as a document of the late 20th C’s most important band in its death throes.

Counting Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter and Peter "Sleazy” Christopherson on stage, the infamous four generate a dense black energy in ten parts, culminating in killer and now classic takes on ‘Spirits Flying’, a possessed version of ‘Persuasion U.S.A.’, and a trampling curtain call with ‘Discipline (Reprise)’.

Cat. number: TGLP6
Year: 2018
This album was recorded live at the Kezar Pavillion, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California on the evening of 29 May 1981. A Sinclair/Brooks Production This is a Binaural recording. All material Decomposed by Throbbing Gristle (c) 1981 Published by Peer Music 1981 Insert liner notes: Jon Savage, 1981 On back: ℗ 1981 © 2018 [sic] Throbbing Gristle under exclusive license to Mute Artists ltd. Printed in the EU On disc: © 1981 & ℗ 2018 Throbbing Gristle under exclusive license to Mute Artists Limited Issued in gatefold card sleeve with fold-out insert. Remastering info taken from the Mute website.

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