Throbbing Gristle. Music from the Death Factory.
Premier Issue. London: Dave Farmer, 1980. Staple-bound card wraps, 30x18,5cm, 12 pp. including covers. Light rubbing and spine creases to the wraps, interior is clean and bright
Farmer, in the words of Genesis P-Orridge, was “a friend of Throbbing gristle who had worked for them at times and later published this zine.” The ‘zine which, began as a homage to Throbbing Gristle, lasted five issues and included other industrial groups before folding. Issue five (23 Drifts to Guestling, 1983) was issued on cassette. Despite the cut-and-paste and hand-written layout, the cover is surprisingly professional with a glossy red and black cover. Contents include a “basic A – Z of T.G.” with some history of the band, news clippings, and a couple of photos unique to this ‘zine.