Monday, 10 November 2014

Throbbing Gristle - "Best Of....Volume 1" (Industrial Records IRC 0) 1979

Catalogue number ZERO???
In fact the ironically titled,"Best of ...Volume 1", was never listed in the Industrial records catalogue at all;which began with ,the ironically titled,“Best Of.....Volume II”?! These mono recordings were made early in the evolution of TG (early 1975), a primaeval soup out of which would crawl the first air breathing Industrial group a year later.(Or was that Cabaret Voltaire?) Early versions of 'Very Friendly' and 'We Hate You Little Girls' can be found here along with a variety of improvised material,pointing towards the future TG formula that would launch a million less inspired sound-alikes.
Believed by some not to exist at all(wrong),these are the Earliest recordings by Throbbing Gristle.Only a handful were made initially,and distributed to 'friends' in 1976.Then, made slightly more available in 1979 on Industrial records.

I attempted to edit this into tracks,but gave up at the shear scale of the task,just to identify where one track ends and another starts. I retrieved the track listing from might be correct, it most probably is not. It works fine as two pieces of continuous non-music,so one has opted for that option. Feel free to have a go yourselves?

Track Listing:

Side One


1) Untitled 1 1:13

2) Untitled 2 2:24

3) Untitled 3 0:56

4) Untitled 4 1:45

5) Untitled 5 15:37

6) Untitled 6 1:45

7) Untitled 7 1:13

8) Untitled 8 3:06

9) Untitled 9 1:13

10) Untitled 10 1:01

11) Untitled 11 9:09

12) Untitled 12 (with vocals)6:39

13) Untitled 13 0:27

Side Two


1) Untitled 14 1:00

2) Untitled 15 0:40

3) Untitled 16 10:30

4) Untitled 17 1:13

5) Very Friendly (Part 1) 11:55

6) Very Friendly (Part 2) 10:13

7) We Hate You Little Girls (ver. 1)2:47

8) We Hate You Little Girls (ver. 2)2:50

9) American Magician Talking 1:01

10) Neil Young - New Mama / Look Out Joe 2:59

notes: "All material previously unreleased. This

: tape was originally hand copied and sent to friends"

: Incorrectly marked as a C60 on the tape linear notes.

: The second last track on the tape is a recording

: of an American magician explaining a trick.

: The last track is a very distorted recording of two

: Neil Young songs - 'New Mama' starts, then is restarted

: and runs into 'Look Out Joe' - the recordings is taken

: from Young's 1975 album 'Tonight's The Night'


shivadescending said...

Thanks Jonny!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks!!!

stephen Surreal said...

I do have a tracklisting for this 'somewhere' - 'somewhere' = it'd probably take a month to find,if someone has the need to coum upon it in desperation .... :)

ROOKSBY said...

I thought I was totally Gristled out, but some of the stuff on here is excellent.

Jonny Zchivago said...

I think I am Gristled out, as there's no more in the locker!
I'm taking a break, after getting DCMA-ed for those Cabaret Voltaire posts,and my brother in law's Brain dead in Intensive care.I'll return after the funeral with ,believe it or not, MORE live This Heat????

ROOKSBY said...

OK, all the best pal.

Andreas Andersson said...

I usually dont express my feelings on the internet YOU ARE FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jonny Zchivago said...

As its my birthday, I receive your evaluation with're not so bad yourself.