Tribute To Sleazy
2011-01-04 23:47:45 ET

I dont know why I didnt take the liberty earlier in the week to discuss the idea of a Tribute compilation to honor the memory of Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson. Sleazy had worked with many different artists as far back as the 70's. Indeed Industrial music was in its Infancy, if im not mistaken, I believe that the "Industral" genre came to be after Throbbing Gristles label Industrial records(?). Christopherson eventually began working with Jhonn Balance and thus Coil was born. Equally unfortunate is the death of Bakance in 2004. I was proposing setting up a site for artists to post a song or songs to preserve the memory of these innovative geniuses. Im thinking about setting up the site at because as far as i know theres no max number of posts. But anyhow I wanted to share this idea and get some input. Thank you for your time and contributions.

Jhon Vhon Skream.

2011-01-04 23:52:19 ET

yes, genesis p-orridge of TG invented both the genre and the term 'industrial' pertaining to music. after industrial he invented the genre/term 'acid house' as well as the term 'progressive house'. hugely influential guy/gal.

i'm not sure i'm familiar with peter christopherson, though, oddly enough.

2011-01-05 00:11:36 ET

His involvement wih TG was in the early years. He's best known by his work with Jhonn Balance and Coil. So what do you think of the Idea? I think im going to approach this by setting it up at acidplanet, and posting the name and password to those wanting to post.

2011-01-05 00:23:17 ET

The Following excerpt was compiled from wikipedia:

Born in Leeds, Christopherson was a founding member of Throbbing Gristle who are credited with creating the industrial music genre before disbanding in 1981. Throbbing Gristle members Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti formed their own group while Peter Christopherson and TG's other member Genesis P-Orridge formed Psychic TV along with other musicians. John Balance met Christopherson as a Throbbing Gristle fan and the two became partners. Christopherson worked on the first two Psychic TV albums, Force The Hand Of Chance and Dreams Less Sweet, joined by Balance on the second one. The two performed live several times with Psychic TV then formed their own project, Coil. Along with Chris Carter, Christopherson has personally documented on his MySpace blog (with photographic evidence) of having played a custom-made (for him) keyboard-triggered sampler before the first sampler (Fairlight) was available in UK. While not the first sampler, this was a major step towards the use of samplers in live performance, as noted by Christopherson himself.

Despite Christopherson's long and extensive history as a musical artist, he only released two tracks under the name Peter Christopherson. The first, "In My Head A Crystal Sphere Of Heavy Fluid", appeared on the compilation Foxtrot, a benefit album for former partner John Balance's rehabilitation from alcohol addiction while the second, "All Possible Numbers", appeared eleven years later on Autumn Blood (Constructions).

2011-01-05 00:59:57 ET

ah, i love coil...need to actually own some of their stuff, though, since oddly i don't. would work well for my downtempo/ambient night.

sounds like a cool guy, i think it's an awesome idea.

2011-01-05 01:08:22 ET

The Restitution of decayed intelligence is highly recomended coil. Horse Rotovor is really good too.

2011-01-05 01:48:14 ET

i'll have to grab both of those when i am able

2011-01-05 07:28:55 ET

Lars, based on your other tastes, I highly recommend "Love's Secret Domain". I think you can respect the innovation in it. If I can find my copy of the album, I'll rip it for you.

2011-01-05 18:19:55 ET

L.S.D. is truely amazing!

2011-01-06 00:30:31 ET


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