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Album Review

A proper debut of sorts, Second Annual Report includes several versions each (some live) of early Throbbing Gristle standards like "Slug Bait" and "Maggot Death," as well as an "Industrial Introduction" and the soundtrack work "After Cease to Exist." The music is relentless, grinding distortion, only occasionally leavened by vocal samples and percussion.

Customer Reviews

industrial redux

get this album, i grew up on industrial music in the 90's and thought that the electronically based music was too close to dance, then i discovered throbbing gristle, this album being the first i found. awesome stuff; dark, obsessive, droning sounds, great music to drive to at night, on a dark road.

10 and 11's titles switched, 5 and 6's titles switched

track 11 is actually United and track 10 is actually zyklon b zombie (the 4 minute long song is actually entitled, "United").

also, tracks 5 and 6 's titles need to be switched. the 2:49 long song is 'Rat Club', the 4:32 long song is the studio version.


Formed: September, 1975 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '00s

Abrasive, aggressive, and antagonistic, Britain's Throbbing Gristle pioneered industrial music; exploring death, mutilation, fascism, and degradation amid a thunderous cacophony of mechanical noise, tape loops, extremist anti-melodies, and bludgeoning beats, the group's cultural terrorism — the "wreckers of civilization," one tabloid called them — raised the stakes...
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