Mission of Dead Souls (LP, coloured vinyl)
Format: LP, coloured vinyl
**Unavailable on vinyl since the early 1990’s, pressed on limited edition White vinyl, recreating the original sleeve and using a silver ink with a new inner sleeve with photos and a passage by Jon Savage** 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
Tracks 1 - 10 recorded live at the Kezar Pavillion, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California on the evening of 29 May 1981. It was the very last concert by Throbbing Gristle whose personnel on that night were Genesis P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti, and Chris Carter.