Saturday, January 28, 2006

THROBBING BACK

Throbbing Gristle are set to make their first new contribution to popular culture since they provided the name of the greyhound in an episode of Only When I Laugh. There's been no album from them for a quarter century, but Mute has confirmed they'll be back with Part Two in the middle of March. The release is slightly complicated by coming in five different versions - one standard, and four which come with a totemic gift made from copper, bone, wood or - excuse us if we purr just a little - rubber. They could probably have got an album out ten years earlier if they'd not been sourcing the free gifts.