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Leon Bevan
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Your views on the T.Gristle 'reunion'...
Nov 10, 2003, 11:34
I wonder what people think of the 'reunion' of Throbbing Gristle, a one-off affair at Camber Sands next May ??

Is it a Pistols style wind up...following on a tradition of "oh no!" get-back-togethers like the Velvets?? Should they have let sleeping dogs lie???
Is the myth exploded by doing such a thing??
Is it time they cashed in?????
Joanna
Joanna
658 posts

Re: Your views on the T.Gristle 'reunion'...
Nov 10, 2003, 11:40
We don't know what they'll do, but we're going anyway :)
Lord Lucan
Lord Lucan
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Re: Your views on the T.Gristle 'reunion
Nov 10, 2003, 11:45
Personally I like the idea and am going along to it. I think it's a bit different to most of the re-union things that have happened in recent years for a few reasons:
1) It's a one-off, not to be repeated.
2) They're gonna be doing something new, and they're not doing a 'greatest-hits'-style thing.
3) All the issues TG bought up in their work (surveillance, censorship etc.) are as relevant, if not more so, now than they were in the late 70s.
4) It's a festival, with lots of great and interesting artists appearing. It's worth going even if you disapprove of the TG show which you're not obliged to go and watch if you want to be sniffy about it!
5) All the TG members will be doing sets under their current guises as well.
Lawrence
9491 posts

Re: Your views on the T.Gristle 'reunion
Nov 10, 2003, 13:16
I heard the Grey Wolves were going to try to play that show...
singingringingtree
singingringingtree
964 posts

Re: Your views on the T.Gristle 'reunion'...
Nov 10, 2003, 16:36
boring boring boring
fuck 'em .,,,,,
worse than the velvets reunion
but at least Black Dice are playing, they're good
a23
a23
1004 posts

Re: Your views on the T.Gristle 'reunion
Nov 10, 2003, 22:46
Yeah, that goes for me too - I am looking forward to it and expect to be challenged by whatever goes on. TG and the various splinters were always good for making me stop and think about what they were doing, about taking into account other perspectives (ok, mostly the shadowy ones but no less important for that).
I'm also more than a little curious to see what sort of people go along to a TG "re-onion"
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