Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, and Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth fame’s infamous ‘GRISTLEIZER’ is up for auction on eBay. The rare device, has been put up for sale by musican, and friend of P’orridge, Bryin Dall:

This is an important piece of music history that truly belongs in a museum! The sound that created an entire genre of music! This was designed by Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle. One was given to each member of Throbbing Gristle and signed by all Four! This one is the personal Gristleizer belonging to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge! Although it is killing me to sell it, I am selling it for her.

Throbbing Gristle defined an entire genre of Industrial music, and sadly lost one of their key members Peter Christopherson, late last year. On the device, P-Orridge has written:

This “Gristleizer” is one of only four in the world signed by all four members of Throbbing Gristle. This effects box is the new edition created from Chris Carter’s original design. It is the key secret effect that gave early TG their unique sound. This one is being sold on behalf of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Signed by Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Sleazy Peter Christopherson and Genesis. There can never be another one created due to the tragic death of Sleazy. This is the actual one used by Genesis in regrouped TG concerts; Psychic TV concerts; Thee Majesty concerts and in violin duets with Tony Conrad. In full working order.

Go bid on a piece of history. I wish my pockets were deeper sometimes!


Ken Eakins

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Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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