TG return to Goldsmith's College,only a few places allowed them back for a second go,to introduce the kids to an abstract version of their recent hit Heathen Earth LP.Group tensions were brewing,as always in any creative environment,and these tensions were certainly transferred into the music by the sound of this appearence,full of Noise,and awkward silences.
The lesson to all creative persons with an ego out there is, if you want to gift the world your vision, your genius, then don't form a group;a form of behaviour that seems to be restricted only to music.A movie has a director,paintings are generally made by one artist,but music seems to be blighted by having too many chefs in the kitchen....go solo,or pay them so they do what they're told, not what they think....not that this happened in TG however.It was mainly centered around the breakdown in personal relations between GPO and Cosey,who was now in a relationship with Chris Carter, the Tony Banks of Industrial Music.The Fleetwood Mac syndrome...but not quite as bad.I think they all shagged each other at least once in the Mac....very unsavoury behaviour indeed.
Ok then,which one would you sooner have a go on?Stevie Nicks or Cosey Fanni Tutti?.......so much for in depth artistic analysis kids?...or for heterosexual girlies, Genesis, pre-op Orridge,or Mick Fleetwood...jeez that's a tough one?Tracklist:
A1 Introduction 0:41
A2 Cornets 5:56
A3 An Old Man Smiled 6:53
A4 Russ 3:15
A5 Subhuman 6:48
A6 Heathen Earth 5:43
B1 Untitled 6:37
B2 The World Is A War Film 7:37
B3 Don't Do What You're Told, Do What You Think 14:28
B4 Painless Childbirth 0:47