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the good the bad and the ugly
1 May 2018
A fascinating insight into the life and times of Christine Newby (Cosey Fanni Tutti) , her work with COUM transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and her life as an artist and musician responsible in part for bringing Industrial music to the attention of the masses during 70s - 80s, told through her diaries and artifacts from there humble beginnings up to her joint work with Chris Carter, following the breakup of Throbbing Gristle in the early 80s.
In particular her views on porn and the sex industry sheds a light few of us will ever experience, but none the less can view through the eye of the artists herself, the good the bad and the ugly.
Her once deep relationship with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and the destructive force brought about to control the direction, as well as those directly involved in the pursuit of the art they created, accumulating in a web of deceit and lies, which ultimately led to the demise of the collective works, but the beginning of a new era on the electronic music frontier. If your interested in art, music and the underground scene during the 70's through to the present day this book would be a valued addition to your library, a highly recommended read.