October 27, 2021 Playlist

"CD1" by Throbbing Gristle (1986)
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
hrobbing Gristle "CD1"  rec. 1979, rel. 1986 (UK)
Our creepy Halloween week CAOTW is by "industrial music" pioneers Throbbing Gristle. Industrial is a style of music that was groundbreaking at the time, but seems so obvious in retrospect: grinding, dissonant soundscapes that reflect the grit and decay of life in a big city in the late 20th century. The freaky foursome of Genesis, Cosey, Chris & Sleazy were dropouts who left school to crash at art communes founded by sixties radicals and hippies. When punk rock exploded in England in 1977, these weirdos and their "unlistenable noise" fit right in (or arguably, were far scarier than their punk "peers"!) One of my favorite TG records is their first compact disc release from 1986, which doesn't really have a title but the catalog number "CD1" will do. It consists of a single, untitled, 42-minute long track; just some brilliant noise they jammed out in their studio back in 1979. 
Meanwhile in Japan, as I suspected Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a new album coming out - and she does, this week! Her fifth album is entitled Candy Racer - here's the video for a new tune I played the other week from the new album.
(N) = New Release
   
Artist Song Album Year Country
Pink FloydCareful With That Axe, EugeneB-side single (Relics compilation)1968UK
Fifty Foot HoseCauldronCauldron1968USA
The ShaggsIt's HalloweenPhilosophy Of The World1969USA
The MoveNight Of FearA-side single1966UK
William ShatnerSpleenThe Transformed Man1968Canada (Quebec)
The WhoBoris The SpiderA Quick One1966UK
Scott WalkerThe Seventh SealScott 41969USA/UK
 
 
Guided By Voices Maintenance Man Of The Haunted House
   / I Share A Rhythm
It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them! (N)2021 (GBV Inc.)USA
Parquet Courts Application ApparatusSympathy For Life (N)2021 (Rough Trade)USA
Plankton Wat Future TimesFuture Times (N)2021 (Thrill Jockey)USA
Chrome They're Coming To Get YouScaropy (N)2021 (Cleopatra)USA
Iron Maiden The Writing On The WallSenjutsu (N) ("Tactics")2021 (Parlophone/BMG)UK
   
 
LiarsBroken WitchThey Were Wrong, So We Drowned2004USA/Australia
Zoogz RiftYou're Killing MeIsland Of Living Puke1986USA
SuicideGhost RiderSuicide1977USA
Public Image Ltd.Theme (live)Paris Au Printemps ("Paris In The Spring")1980UK
Sonic YouthHallowe'enB-side single1986USA
   
 
Throbbing GristleUntitled
(Industrial Records Studio, March 18, 1979 on TEAC 8-track)
CD1
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
1986UK
Throbbing Gristle20 Jazz Funk Greats20 Jazz Funk Greats1979UK
   
 
Barry MilesTake Your ClothesBarry Miles1970USA
Eumir DeodatoBaubles, Bangles And BeadsPrelude1973Brazil/USA
John AbercrombieParableCharacters1978USA
Susan Alcorn QuintetR.U.R.Pedernal2020USA
   
 
Ron CarterTierra Espanola ("Spanish Land")New York Slick1980USA

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