New Throbbing Gristle DVD Set to Spread Joy/Fear This Holiday Season

Pornography. Synthesizers. Tampons. Screaming. Who can imagine the Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah/Solstice season without them? Just as millions of people in cold places eagerly await to see if snow will arrive in time for a picturesque festive season, at least several hundred people are now breathlessly anticipating the release of a very special new Throbbing Gristle DVD. That's right, just in time for the holiday season, everybody's favorite industrial noise performance artists are putting out TGV, a DVD collection including footage of the band's 2004 reunion at London's Astoria Theatre as well as nine complete shows from the period between 1979-1981.

Feeling a little peace-on-earth-goodwill-toward-men emanating from our friends in Throbbing Gristle? Well, stop it! In an official press release, the band states that while you, the proud owner of the TGV DVD, may be getting an insane amount of footage, it's not exactly guaranteed to be on the level of a Merchant Ivory production. This is some raw Gristle! According to the band "the shows from 1979-81 were shot on a single VHS hand-held camera, often in poor lighting conditions, reflecting TG's guerrilla approach to live presentation, technology and documentation." So if you're in the market for a little noise this holiday season, TGV is available on December 24 from Spacelab Music.

Throbbing Gristle live show footage and more:

Oundle School

Recording Heathen Earth at the Industrial Records Studios, Martello St.

Sheffield University

Rafters Club, Manchester

The Lyceum, London

Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco

The Derek Jarman film 'Psychic Rally in Heaven' London

Andrew Wheatley ?s film of the Cabinet Gallery Exhibition 'TG24'

Footage of a rehearsal at Mute Studios in February 2004

RE~TG at the Astoria Theatre

All Tomorrow?s Parties at Camber Sands

Turin, Italy

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