Their catch phrase “Industrial music for industrial people” was dubbed by collaborator Monte Cazzaza. It is doubtful Cazzaza had any idea how widely used the term “industrial music” would be used. It is even more doubtful that he had any idea how it would be used. These days it seems industrial has been used to describe pretty much any band that uses any sort of electronics in their music. But in 1975 Industrial music was fucking bizzare, something completely new, and probably not what most consumers think of when they hear the word “industrial” these days.
Throbbing Gristle used primitive electronics coupled with a few traditional insturments to make soundscapes for what they considered to be urban life at the time. Even after the end of the label and the end of Throbbing Gristle, their music lives on the numerous re-releases and the current works of the former recording artists.
The Throbbing Gristle Pages simple yet extensive Throbbing Gristle resource
Entertainment Through Pain – Another Throbbing Gristle Page another excellent resource (from Brainwashed)
Official Clock DVA Web Site The one and only Clock DVA resource
Cabaret Voltaire Brainwashed’s excellent Cabaret Voltaire and Richard Kirk site.
RHK Page Large Richard H. Kirk web site.
Axis Monte Cazazza site quite a bit of info here
Monte Cazazza pretty small page
All Music Guide’s entry on Beatnik Beach has a listing for a Beatnik Beach release on Industrial Records.
All Music Guide’s entry on Leather Nun
All Music Guide’s entry on Thomas Leer
Invisible Record’s Psychic TV page Genesis P Orridge and Peter Christopherson started this band after Throbbing Gristle broke up.
Psychic TV discography very extensive
The Next New Way On the official Genesis P. Orridge site
Disinfo’s Genesis P. Orridge site an article and a huge collection of related links.]
Brainwashed’s Coil site Peter Christopherson (of Throbbing Gristle) and John Balance started this band after
leaving Pyschic TV
Chris and Cosey Christ Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti’s post Throbbing Gristle project