Back in time…
3 February 2021
Band: PSYCHIC TV
Who: Experimental post-punk mavericks led by the late great Genesis P-Orridge
Born in Manchester in 1950 – passed away in March 2020 in New York (he was 70).
He was also the mastermind of Throbbing Gristle
AllMusic wrote: “TRIP RESET, a clever pun denoting a new approach, away from the dance-oriented acid house of their previous few records, is one of Psychic TV’s most satisfying albums. Floating on a wave of sunny psychedelia, ‘A Star Too Far’ is a tender eulogy to Syd Barrett, and the Floyd’s ‘Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun’ is admirably reworked–Genesis P. Orridge and Alex Ferguson’s usual dark preoccupations still maintain an uneasy presence, typically on the chilling ‘Mother Jack (A Children’s Story),’ in which a blank-voiced girl recites a story about her murderous mother. Elsewhere, the light-hued pop and the ethereal ambience blend into a remarkable new whole, best seen in ‘Suspicious (West Coast Pop Art Experimental Remix),’ a chiaroscuro soundscape that’s alternately exhilarating and disturbing. An excellent return to form. Score 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume says: He did anything she wanted to do.
– SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN –
(Pink Floyd cover)
With Throbbing Gristle – R.I.P. Genesis P-Orridge
Full Trip/Reset LP…
PSYCHIC TV: Bio