- Throbbing Gristle In 1976, Industrial Records was founded by
Throbbing Gristle specifically to explore the psychological, visual
and aural territory suggested by the term "Industrial." What follows
are interviews with Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter
summarizing the intentions, means and achievements of Throbbing Gristle,
as well as some words on Coum Transmissions, the performance art group
Genesis and Cosey directed from 1969-1976.
- Mark Pauline The most exalted values
and hazards of assembly-line civilization are paid tribute in Mark Pauline's
cargo cult-like celebrations. In a theater of simulated warfare, machines
run amok in all directions, expressing very specific ideas of destruction
and confusion. All details of construction are supervised and implemented
by Survival Research Laboratories. In these interviews, Mr. Pauline
recounts events directing him toward his present state of obsessive
- Cabaret Voltaire are a band of genuine outsiders isolated from
London by choice. Over 20 years ago, Richard Kirk, Stephen "Mal" Malinder
and Chris Watson began exploring electronic sound territory with ideas
and attitudes inspired by the Dadaists and William Burroughs. In this
interview Richard, his girlfriend Lynn, and Mal converse about motivations
- Non Since 1977 Non (Boyd Rice) has systematically set out to
destroy every assumption held sacred in the recording or performance
of music. Early interview with Rice about his music and perfomances.
- Monte Cazazza The most underground
artist in this handbook is Monte Cazazza from San Francisco. His notoriety
stems from an erratic history of insanity-outbreaks thinly disguised
as art events, beginning in the early 1970s through the present future.
Mr. Cazazza's work has given a new and deeper forensic significance
to the term "hardcore."
- Sordide Sentimental (literally sentimental sordidness) is more
than a small avante-garde record company--their personal creativity
saturates everything they have released. They issued the first records
by Throbbing Gristle and Joy Division. In this interview, it's founders
Jean-Pierre and Yves reveal some motives and insights.
- SPK The name of SPK (Socialist
Patients Kollektiv) derives from a group of mental patients in West
Germany who, inspired by the Baader-Meinhof, set up their own terrorist
unit with the slogan Kill Kill Kill for Inner Peace and Mental Health.
Since 1978, SPK has been the nom-en-hommage of an Australian entity
revolving around one person. What follows is an interview with Graeme
Revell, plus Dominic Guerin, James Pinker and Karel van Bergen, an aggregate
for SPK's 1982 U.S. tour.
- Z'ev, a constant world traveler, is a percussionist whose performances
include assembled kinetic sculptures, metal and plastic tubes, tubs,
pans, bottles, sheets, springs, strung together or not, hurtled around
the stage, beat upon with mallets or sticks, in an athletic/dance feat
dangerous to performer and audience alike.
- Johanna Went The constant theme in Johanna Went's performance
art is transformation from birth (or abortion) to death. Out of dreams
and endless foraging in thrift stores and garbage bins, Ms. Went has
created the vivid props and dolls for her shows by sewing, gluing, collaging,
and painting--all of which involve sex, food, liquids, meat, meat-by-products,