Sheffield is correctly cited not only as the birthplace of Stainless Steel,but also,and just as accurately as the home of Industrial Music. Throbbing Gristle come from Hull, a place that can rival even Siberian industrial towns for gloom and pointlessnes that few people manage to escape from.But, there is a ferry sevice to Iceland from Hull,so it ain't all bad. Genesis and Cosey managed to penetrate the invisible wall that imprisons its populace to this day, and move to London where they met the other two. So see this gig as a homage to Britains' fourth biggest shithole.
Sheffield is,of course ,where Cabaret Voltaire, Clock DVA, The (early and good) Human League,Vice Versa...the group....and a personal fav of mine "I'm So Hollow", came from.Also where the wonderfully grim nuclear nightmare drama "Threads" was set and filmed.It were Grim! Nowadays,Its full of abandoned Steel mills,now gentrified, and the caked on grime has been stripped back to reveal some rather lovely brickwork. Pittsburgh is the U.S. equivalent i suppose, but what ever worthwhile came out of Pittsburgh?....don't answer that.
This performance ,is TG at their late-period swirling,effect laden best.There's even a joke at the beginning!?
Side A (31:15)-1 Introduction 0:47
2 Punished 9:14
3 Heathen Earth 6:24
4 Strangers In The Night 1:45
5 The World Is A War Film 6:29
6 Tortured Smiles
1 We Said No 5:27
2 Flesh Eaters 18:27