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Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth a. Psychic TV have released over one hundred full-length albums to date, and earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for most records released in one year This occurred after the band attempted to release 23 live albums on the 23rd day of 23 consecutive months. Psychic TV was influential in pioneering the acid house genre, releasing several fake compilations in an effort to popularize the sound, such as Jack the Tab and Tekno Acid Beat.
According to some, acid house was actually given its name by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. After breaking up inPsychic TV reformed as PTV3 with a completely new line-up inand have continued to perform and release music.
Since Genesis P-Orridge primarily wrote the lyrics instead of the music for Psychic TV, they would assemble different groups of musicians together to create the music. The history of Psychic TV can be broken up into the periods of the main songwriter that was working with them at the time. Fellow ex-TG member Peter Christopherson got involved in and claimed that the 'TV' component Ones Own Place - Psychic TV - Live In Bregenz the name was intended to focus on the visual elements of the outfit.
Psychic TV made their live debut in Autumn as a part of the "Final Academy", a multi-performance event dedicated to and featuring William S. Lyrics were handled by P-Orridge while the music was written by Fergusson and sound experiments primarily created by Christopherson and Geff Rushton, a.
John Balance — foreshadowing the pair's later work as Coil. Marc Almond of Soft Cell also contributed vocals. The live shows, such as those given at the famous Berlin Atonal festival, continued to bear improvised noise elements until Peter Christopherson left the group and Fergusson implemented new musicians.
It was at this point that P-Orridge became interested in the burgeoning acid house and techno movements. Alex Fergusson left soon after and was replaced by techno artist Fred Giannelli. The idea behind this was to release fake "compilations" by imaginary artists, creating a sense that a healthy acid house scene Ones Own Place - Psychic TV - Live In Bregenz in the UK. Almost all of the live shows in this period were based around the songs on these albums.
From '88—'90 PTV was very stable as a live unit and did more gigs and touring than any other Net Als Vroeger - Max van Praag - De Grootste Successen van Max van Praag of PTV before or after.
InPsychic TV released the song "I. He explained that he was going to take a one-year sabbatical from the music industry and he had been asked to run a major independent record label and he Rollin Like A Pebble In The Sand - Alan Price And The Electric Blues Company - A Gigsters Life For to sign Psychic TV to that label.
During this period, the band famously performed at Mr Floppy's Flophouse events in Oakland. Ina video apparently created by Psychic TV was falsely presented as evidence of Satanic ritual abuse in an edition of Channel 4 TV's Dispatches. Shortly after moving to the US, P-Orridge underwent a divorce which traumatised them immensely. Most of the output during this period was made up of re-releases of earlier albums, especially by industrial music record labels who released the albums as a "paying of respects" to the founder of industrial music.
This eventually led P-Orridge and Thrasher to the create several offshoot groups Splinter Test and later Thee Majestywhich focused on the spoken word and sonic experiments. Other notable releases upon which P-Orridge collaborated with Thrasher were the Electric Newspapers, a series of open source sample releases that blurred the sampling CD concept with a stream of consciousness listening experience. Material from the Electric Newspaper series of releases there are six in total, but only four have been released is mostly taken from the CDs PTV released with Thrasher along with contributors such as Skinny Puppy and other Bouncer Skit - Sway - This Is My Rave (15 Track Mixtape Sampler) musical allies of this time.
The original motivation for the Electric Newspaper series was to ensure that the PTV sample files were archived after the loss of the entire PTV sampling library in the dramatic five alarm fire at the Houdini Mansion on Ones Own Place - Psychic TV - Live In Bregenz Canyon in Hollywood.
P-Orridge won the case, but was left Ones Own Place - Psychic TV - Live In Bregenz a metal plate and eight screws in their permanently disabled and reconstructed arm. In P-Orridge announced that they primarily wanted to move into spoken word, which is when Campagna left the band to pursue his own projects, and turned to focus on Thee Majesty with musical line-up of Larry Thrasher and Bryin Dall.
Thee Majesty continues to perform to large halls and galleries in Europe playing improvised sound sculpture to mostly improvised spoken word and they released the record Time's Up in Ones Own Place - Psychic TV - Live In Bregenz This show also marked the end of P-Orridge's exile from the UK. The concert featured video projections by Sam Zimmerman Crash Worship. In Septemberan extensive tour of Europe covering sixteen countries and North America was launched.
Additionally, a few more dates The Bomb! - Various - Cream Anthems performed in Europe throughout the year. Videos from the upcoming album and DVDs were previewed as works in process. Much of the video work revolves around Breyer P-Orridges exploration of the 'pandrogyne'.
The band were interviewed as well. This was the first time ever Psychic TV had played live on air. To inaugurate the release of Hell Is Invisible Hell Is Invisible Lady Jaye died suddenly on 9 October at home in Brooklyn, New York, from a previously undiagnosed heart Down - The Sisters Of Mercy - They Are Not Departed Or Gone. which is thought to have been connected with her long-term battle with stomach cancer.
Alien Brain vs. The Skinwalkers in Decemberthe first full-length release since the death of Genesis' "other half" Jaye Breyer best known as Lady Jaye. The two had previously embarked on a years-long pursuit of "pandrogyny", undergoing painful plastic surgery procedures to become gender-neutral human beings that looked like each other.
We started out, because we were so crazy in love, just wanting to eat each other up, to become each other and become one. And as we did that, we started to see that it was affecting us in ways that we didn't expect. Really, we were just two parts of one whole; the pandrogyne was the whole and we were each other's other half.
Psychic TV have performed live many times in their career with an ever-changing and eclectic selection of musicians. Live releases account for about half of Psychic TV's discography and with one series of live releases they released seventeen live albums in eighteen months, enough to earn them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. On 4 NovemberGenesis P-Orridge announced via their website, "Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is retiring from touring in any and all bands including TG to concentrate on art, writing and music.
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