1975 Formation of the band, which emerged from the performance group COUM Transmissions, or rather existed for some years in parallel with it. First gigs under the name Throbbing Gristle in July 1976. Launch of the Industrial Records label and recording sessions in a studio belonging to the group in Hackney, London (known as Death Factory). Record releases and live performances until 1981. Last concert of that period staged in San Francisco in May 1981.
Group reforms in 2004. Live performances in Europe and the USA until 2010. New vinyl recordings and releases. In 2010, after Genesis P-Orridge leaves and before the death of Peter »Sleazy« Christopherson, the band goes by the name of X-TG (last X-TG albums: Desertshore/The Final Report, Faet Narok, 2012).
Members of the band
Genesis P-Orridge, from 2002: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
born 1950 as Neil Andrew Megson in Manchester, UK
Cosey Fanni Tutti
born 1951 as Christine Carol Newby in Hull, UK
born 1953 in London
born 1955 in Leeds, UK; died 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand
Member of the design studio Hipgnosis (and later of Greenback Films), together with Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell – in the 1970s and 1980s, Hipgnosis created some of the most famous LP covers in the history of pop.