2018-06-22

ALTERNATIVE TV - the 1977 industrial sessions featuring genesis p-orridge, carol newby and tremble the dog, and live at the rat club in september 1977, plus some more

do i really have to repeat all of the story of mark perry and alternative t' television, alternative television, alternative tv and ATV? no, i don't. history may repeat its beautiful selves all over and over again in all its farced glory; but i don't. so for today you will get to hear the so-cold industrial sessions atv executed at the throbbing gristle industrial studios better known as the death factory at 10, martello street in london in 1977, one of their live actions at the london rat club recorded by genesis p-orridge in september 1977, and some sounds from a 1979 live concert. let's go.


first of all we got the industrial sessions, recorded in april 1977. you can hear mark perry on vocals and drums, alex fergusson on guitar, and genesis p-orridge helping out on bass and drums; and sometimes in the background you can hear chris and cosey and tremble dog commenting on what's happening in the death factory. this is raw and pure and a lot of fun. though the wonderful blog die or diy shared these recordings in 2014 as mp3s at 192 kbps i decided to re-share them with the world as 320-kbps-mp3s, and whattzmore i decided to include some scans of the booklet.


so here we go:

01 - love lies limp 1:45
02 - love lies limp 5:02
03 - "...fuck up..." 0:26
04 - british kids 2:48 (listen directly in your browser)
05 - "...is she awake yet?" 1:17
06 - industrial porridge 6:00
07 - life 1:27
08 - life 5:21
10 - life 3:05
11 - tremble the dog 0:35
12 - "...i was hitting him, like..." 0:46
13 - "...a lot of gaps on this tape..." 0:57
14 - alternatives to nato 6:14
15 - more porridge 0:43 (listen directly in your browser)
16 - guardian, times and observer 2:14
17 - east acton action 2:03 (listen directly in your browser)
18 - never saw the blitzkrieg 3:14
19 - street fighter 2:00
20 - british kids 3:45
21 - love lies limp 2:29
22 - ten commandments 2:58
23 - street fighter 3:30
24 - still life 11:10 (recorded live at the rat club in london in september 1977)



(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


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as the last track of the industrial sessions cd was recorded live at the rat club in london in september 1977 and was not included on the cd live at the rat club i decided to include that perticular cd ass well for your listening pleasure. 


you can hear mark perry on vocals, guitars and tapes, alex fergusson on guitar, chris bennett on drums, and tyrone thomas on bass; genesis p-orridge was in the audience and recorded this concert on his cassette tape recorder.


here is what happened:

01 - memphis tennessee
02 - love lies limp
03 - my hand was still wet (listen directly in your browser)
04 - sleep in bed
05 - life
06 - how much longer (listen directly in your browser)
07 - alternative to nato
08 - you bastard
09 - why don't you do me right?
10 - total switch off
 
 
and here come the bonus tracks: as the concert at the rat club only lasted for some minutes, i decided to add the atv tracks i found on the atv / good missionaries split tape scars on sunday i found on die or diy as well. 


you can hear mark perry on vocals and guitars et cetera, dennis burns on bass, dave george on drums, and anno wombat from here and now on woodwinds and some more. this is what happened live at the greenwich theatre in spring 1979.


11 - nasty little lonely
12 - release the natives (listen directly in your browser)
13 - the radio story / lost in room poem
14 - fellow sufferer
15 - the force is blind
16 - the good missionary
 
(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)




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