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Psychic TV

Formed: 1981 in Hackney, London, United Kingdom by Genesis P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson (after Throbbing Gristle ceased to exist) with Alex Fergusson. Soon, PTV became a post industrial supergroup, expanding the core line-up with the talents of frequent collaborators Monte Cazazza, David Tibet, and John Balance, which led to the classic 1983 album Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet. After Peter and John's departure in late 1984 to concentrate on their Coil project, Psychic TV's style evolved more in the direction of psychedelic or acid rock, then called "hyperdelic" rock by the band, a style ...read more

Formed: 1981 in Hackney, London, United Kingdom by Genesis P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson (after Throbbing Gristle ceased to exist) with Alex Fergusson. Soon, PTV became a post industrial supergroup, expanding the core line-up with the talents of frequent collaborators Monte Cazazza, David Tibet, and John Balance, which led to the classic 1983 album Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet. After Peter and John's departure in late 1984 to concentrate on their Coil project, Psychic TV's style evolved more in the direction of psychedelic or acid rock, then called "hyperdelic" rock by the band, a style they would return to in later years. In 1988, Alex Fergusson departed, and a move back to more electronic based music took place, featuring the talents of Fred Giannelli, Greedy Beat Syndicate, The, and Richard Schiessl. PTV were found at the forefront of acid house with the fake compilations "Jack The Tab - Acid Tablets Volume One", "Various - Tekno Acid Beat", and various releases featuring rotating line-ups under different monikers (Mistress Mix, Sickmob, & DJ Doktor Megatrip).

Well documented constant touring and recording took its toll. A relocation to the USA in 1993, the closure of the band's independent label Temple Records in 1994, and perhaps most prominently the separation from Paula P-Orridge left Genesis P. Orridge to be the only permanent member of Psychic TV. The name "Psychic TV & Genesis P-Orridge" was used for a number of Psychic TV re-releases and experimental projects by Genesis P-Orridge and Larry Thrasher, before Genesis formed Thee Majesty with Bryin Dall. A final concert was announced and held at the Royal Festival Hall, London in May 1999.

In 2003, Genesis P. Orridge (now Breyer P. Orridge) toured with a new line up as PTV3, musically leaning towards the "hyperdelic" phase. Silently, he restarted the once dismissed TOPY (as TOPI) and re-activated the dormant Temple Records for a batch of new and old releases.

Contributors to Psychic TV have included artists such as Coil, Current 93, Hafler Trio, The Cult, White Stains, Soft Cell, Fred Giannelli, XKP, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Matthew Best, Daniel Simon Black, Bill Breeze, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Derek Jarman, John Gosling, Timothy Leary, Rose McDowall, Stephen Kent, Vagina Dentata Organ, Andrew Weatherall, Larry Thrasher, Z'EV, Zef Noi$e, Jeff Berner, and many others. « hide

Similar Bands: Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Current 93, Thee Majesty, Splinter Test

LPs
Snakes
2014

4
2 Votes
Mr Alien Brain Vs. The Skinwalkers
2008

3.6
7 Votes
Hell Is Invisible...Heaven Is Her/e
2007

4
10 Votes
Trip Reset
1996

4.5
14 Votes
Breathe - Spoken Ambient Words
1995

3.5
1 Votes
Cathedral Engine
1994

3.3
8 Votes
Ultradrug
1994

3
7 Votes
A Hollow Cost
1994

3.5
2 Votes
Peak Hour
1993

3.5
7 Votes
Direction Ov Travel
1991

4.3
9 Votes
At Stockholm
1990

4.5
2 Votes
Towards Thee Infinite Beat
1990

3
7 Votes
Jack The Tab - Acid Tablets Volume One
1989

1.8
6 Votes
Kondole
1989

3.5
7 Votes
Tekno Acid Beat
1989

2.6
10 Votes
Allegory And Self
1988

4.3
13 Votes
Themes 3
1987

2.6
7 Votes
Mouth Of The Night
1985

3.2
6 Votes
Themes 2
1985

3.3
6 Votes
A Pagan Day
1984

4
11 Votes
Those Who Do Not
1984

4.5
9 Votes
Dreams Less Sweet
1983

4.3
27 Votes
Themes
1982

3.8
10 Votes
Force The Hand Of Chance
1982

4.3
18 Votes
EPs
Greyhounds Of The Future / Alien Lightning
12/01/2013

4.5
1 Votes
Silver Machine vs. Alien Lightning
12/01/2012

4.5
1 Votes
Mother Sky vs. Alien Sky
2011

4.5
1 Votes
Thank You
2011

5
1 Votes
Alien Brain vs. Maggot Brain
2010

5
1 Votes
Snowflake / Illusive
2002

3.5
1 Votes
Tribal
1994

Ultrahouse The Twelve Inch Remixes
1991

I.C. Water
1990

4
2 Votes
Love War Riot
1989

3.5
1 Votes
The Magickal Mystery D Tour E.P.
1986

3.8
2 Votes
Magick Defends Itself
1986

4
2 Votes
Godstar
1985

3.8
2 Votes
Roman P
1984

4
1 Votes
Unclean
1984

5
1 Votes
The Full Pack
1983

4.8
4 Votes
Just Drifting
1982

4
1 Votes
Live Albums
Haçienda
12/01/2013

Thee Fabulous Feast Ov Flowering Light
12/01/2013

3
1 Votes
Live At Thee Marquee
12/01/2013

Live At Thee Ritz
11/01/2012

4
1 Votes
Batschkapp
02/01/2012

3
1 Votes
Paramartha
02/01/2012

3
1 Votes
Ov Power
01/01/2012

3.8
3 Votes
Live In Basildon
2011

3.5
1 Votes
Live in Russia
2006

3
1 Votes
Live In Europa I
2003

2.5
1 Votes
Live In Thee East Village
2003

3
1 Votes
Live In Thee Mean Fiddler
2003

3.5
1 Votes
Live In Thee Subterrania
2003

3.5
1 Votes
Live In Berlin II
2003

4
1 Votes
Live In Astoria
2003

4.5
1 Votes
Live In Berlin I
2003

4
1 Votes
Temporary Temple & Atonal
1993

4
1 Votes
Live In Bregenz
1990

3.5
1 Votes
City Ov Paris
1990

Live At The Berlin Wall - Part One
1990

4
3 Votes
Live At The Berlin Wall - Part Two
1990

3.8
3 Votes
A Real Swedish Live Show
1989

Live At Thee Pyramid
1989

Live At Thee Mardi Gras
1988

Album 10
1988

Live At Thee Circus
1988

4.5
1 Votes
Live In Toronto
1987

3.5
1 Votes
Live En Suisse
1987

4
2 Votes
Live In Reykjavik
1987

4
2 Votes
Live In Glasgow
1987

4.3
2 Votes
Temporary Temple
1987

4
1 Votes
Live In Heaven
1987

4.5
3 Votes
Live In Gottingen
1987

4.3
2 Votes
Live In Paris
1986

3.5
1 Votes
Live In Tokyo
1986

4.2
3 Votes
Descending
1985

4
2 Votes
N.Y. Scum
1984

4.5
3 Votes
Compilations
PTV3 USB
2014

4.5
1 Votes
Themes (Box Set)
2011

4.5
1 Votes
At Stockholm / Live In NYC / Jarman Themes+
2010

4.5
1 Votes
"Origin Of The Species" Volume III
2002

3.5
1 Votes
"Origin Of The Species" Volume Too!
1999

3.5
1 Votes
"Origin Of The Species"
1998

3.5
1 Votes
Cold Blue Torch
1996

2.4
7 Votes
Sirens (Ultradrug - Thee Sequel)
1995

3
4 Votes
God Star: The Singles - Part Two
1995

4.5
1 Votes
Sugarmorphoses
1994

2.3
6 Votes
Hex Sex: The Singles - Part One
1994

4.5
1 Votes
Ultrahouse The L.A. Connection
1991

2.2
5 Votes
Beyond Thee Infinite Beat
1990

3.1
9 Votes

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