Album #411 – D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle

Album #411

I thought this album was just going to be another punk album. Boy, was I wrong! Throbbing Gristle are actually one of the forefathers of Industrial music only, their version of Industrial is more avant garde and experimental. Even the band members names are unique: Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti. Musically, the album made no sense. It was almost as if these “musicians” were rebelling against the system. Which is all fine and dandy but, if you can’t make it the slightest bit coherent, then you’ve lost me. When I think of Industrial, it is not what I heard on this album. There are some elements of this in other industrial music: Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, even Marilyn Manson. But, those bands also have a certain element of accessibility in their music. This album is like an influential work of art. Not everyone gets it but, those who do become inspired to take it and make it their own. This album makes The Residents look like The Beatles. Overall, I give this album 1.5 out of 5. A big waste of my time!!!

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