Boomkat Product Review:
This Deluxe 7 disc DVD Collection showcases the phenomenon that was, and is now, Throbbing Gristle Live in Performance. Featuring 10 full shows, most never-before-seen, ranging from the fascinating beginnings in 1979, by way of the classic videos of Oundle and Heathen Earth, and including the notorious RE~TG “re-grouping” 23 years later at London’s Astoria Theatre in Spring 2004, as well as three more recent remarkable concerts, now available with a variety of newly mastered audio tracks including 5.1, binaural and conventional stereo.
The Collection includes, from 1979-81, shows at: Oundle School / Recording Heathen Earth at the Industrial Records Studios, Martello St. London / Sheffield University / Rafters Club, Manchester /The Lyceum, London / Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco plus Derek Jarman’s famous short film made as a tribute to TG: “Psychic Rally in Heaven” London From 2004-05: A short film of the Cabinet Gallery Exhibition “TG24” by Andrew Wheatley Rare footage of TG rehearsing at Mute Studios in February 2004 Shows at: RE~TG at the Astoria Theatre, All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands, Turin, Italy (both early and late shows!) Please note: This Collection is made available for purposes of the historical record, rather than as conventional ’concert’ footage. the shows from 1979-81 were shot on a single VHS hand-held camera, often in poor lighting conditions, reflecting TG’s guerrilla approach to live presentation, technology and documentation.