Throbbing Gristle

The Second Annual Report - 40th Anniversary Edition

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Throbbing Gristle's first album - the "Second" refers to it coming out at the end of their second year together - must have sounded like it came from another planet upon its 1977 release. Heavily influential to industrial outfits of the 1980s, who took TG's raw, experimental noise ideas and made them more accessible, "Second Annual Report" is TG at their most extreme.

From its deadpan sleeve to the peculiar choice of structuring - the album features three separate live versions of the horrific "Slug Bait" (including a wonderful clip of a DJ screaming at the audience after a Throbbing Gristle gig) and four more straightforward cuts of "Maggot Death" - "Second Annual Report" is a startling document. This reissue also includes the lengthy improvisation "After Cease to Exist" and both sides of the subversive "United / Zyklon B. Zombie" single.

TRACK LISTING

CD1 / LP
Industrial Introduction
Slug Bait (Live At The ICA London)
Slug Bait (Live At Southampton)
Slug Bait (Live At Brighton)
Maggot Death (Studio Recording)
Maggot Death (Live At Rat Club)
Maggot Death (Live At Southampton)
Maggot Death (Live At Brighton)
After Cease To Exist Soundtrack

CD2 (TGCD2 Only)
No Two Ways (Hat Fair Winchester 1976)
Last Exit (Brighton Poly 1977)
Forced Entry (Nuffield 1977)
Tesco Disco (Rat Club, London 1977)
Feeling Critical (Art College, Winchester 1977)
National Affront (Nuffield 1977)
Urge To Kill (Rat Club, London 1977)
Zyklon B Zombie (7" B-Side)
United (7" A-Side)

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