Throbbing Gristle is an industrial group that emerged from the avant-garde performance art collective COUM Transmissions. They started performing in 1976 and concluded their journey with a memorable show in San Francisco in 1981, which was later released as "Mission Of Dead Souls". After officially forming on September 3, 1975, Throbbing Gristle disbanded on June 23, 1981. Following the split, Genesis and Peter formed Psychic TV (with Peter eventually joining Coil), while Chris and Cosey continued as Chris & Cosey. In 2004, they reunited after a hiatus of 23 years to plan a weekend festival that ultimately didn't happen. Instead, they recorded a limited TGNOW album in London. Since then, they have released new material and remasters along with live performances.
In 2010, Genesis decided to withdraw from touring with Throbbing Gristle, prompting the remaining three members to rename themselves X-TG. Sadly, Peter's passing in November of that year marked the end of TG/XTG for good. However, one final release under the name X-TG came out in 2012.
Note: Throbbing Gristle operated as an organization where all releases had to be approved collectively rather than individually by its members. Most official releases were issued by Industrial Records, Fetish Records, and Mute (with some exceptions).
The Taste of TG (A Beginner's Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle)
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