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Album: Heathen Earth: The Live Sound of Throbbing Gristle
# Song Title   Time
1)    Cornet
2)    Old Man Smiled, The
3)    Improvisation
4)    World Is a War Film, The
5)    Something Came Over Me
6)    Still Talking
7)    Bass
8)    Don't Do as You're Told, Do as You Think
9)    Painless Childbirth
1)    Introduction [Sheffield University 1980]
2)    Trained Condition of Obedience [S036 Club, Berlin 1980]
3)    Heathen Earth [Sheffield University 1980]
4)    Old Man Smiled [S036 Club, Berlin 1980], An
5)    Auschwitz [Rafters, Manchester 1980]
6)    Devil's Gateway [Rafters, Manchester 1980]
7)    Punished [Sheffield University 1980]
8)    Tortured Smiles [Sheffield University 1980]
9)    We Said No [Sheffield University 1980]
10)    Subhuman [7" Vinyl Single]
11)    Adrenalin [7" Vinyl Single]
 
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  • Recorded live in the studio with an invited audience.
  • Personnel: Chris Carter , Jon Savage , Peter Walmsley, Martin Scott, Alan Adams, Genesis P-Orridge, Stan Bingo, Sandy Robertson, Tom Craig, Anthony Murphy, Irene Valls, Glenn Michael Wallis, George Valls, Geoff Rushton, Rosie Antrobus, Kim Norris, Kevin Thorne, Jules Baker, Tana Emmolo, Jonas Almquist, Alex Fergusson, Monte Cazazza, Peter Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti.
  • Audio Remasterer: Chris Carter .
  • Recording information: Studios Of Industrial Records Limited (02/16/1980).
  • 1979's HEATHEN EARTH is Throbbing Gristle's fourth and final studio album, and may well be the most uncompromising of the lot. Nearly all of the many Throbbing Gristle releases available are live documents, and this was recorded in one take before an invited audience. While THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT is harsher and less melodic, and D.O.A. and 20 JAZZ FUNK GREATS more conceptually unified, HEATHEN EARTH is the album which best exemplifies the group's slogan "Entertainment Through Pain."
  • Singer/mastermind Genesis P-Orridge's lyrics are among his most deliberately provocative, and the electronic tumult of the group is here translated into a relentless sonic thrash and hum, trumpets and found sounds colliding with the tape loops and synths. Highlights are a drastically reworked version of "Six Six Sixties" which is somehow even more disturbing than the original, followed by a declaimed manifesto by P-Orridge.
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