Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in conversation with JG Thirlwell

GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE with GUNJG Thirlwell will be leading a  conversation and Q and A with the legendary Genesis Breyer P-Orridge at an event on March 23 2014 at 2pm at the Rough Trade store in Brooklyn, NY. The event is to celebrate the publication of a new photographic book tracing P-Orridge’s life history. Genesis P-Orridge first rose to infamy as a member of Fluxus and Dada inspired performance art terrorists  Coum Transmissions. He went on to form the highly influential Throbbing Gristle with Peter Christopherson, Chris Carter and Cosey Fannie Tutti. After their dissolution he formed the collective Psychic TV which were interested  in fetish, magic and ritual. Genesis went on to transform his/her body as a devotee and exponent of pandrogeny, a ‘third gender’ project launched in the late 90’s with wife and life-partner, Lady Jaye, who died in 2007. At the event Breyer P-Orridge will also be signing the book and other related items on sale at Rough Trade.

 

JG vs Melvins vs Bowie

627The cat’s out of the bag : JG Thirlwell is appearing on the new Melvins album, lending his vocal talents to a cover David Bowie’s “Station to Station”. The album also features guests Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird, Mark Arm, Jello Biafra and many more. The album is all cover versions, featuring their interpretations of songs from artists ranging from Roxy Music and Queen to Throbbing Gristle and Venom.

The album will be released on April 30 on Ipecac Records.

Track listing is as follows

01. Warhead – Venom (feat. Scott Kelly)
02. Best Friend—Queen (feat. Caleb Benjamin)
03. Black Betty—Unknown
04. Set It On Fire—The Scientists (feat. Mark Arm)
05. Station To Station—David Bowie (J.G. Thirlwell)
06. Attitude—The Kinks (feat. Clem Burke)
07. Female Trouble—Divine (Melvins Lite)
08. Carpe Diem—The Fugs
09. Timothy Leary Lives—Pop-O-Pies (Melvins Lite)
10. In Every Dream Home A Heartache—Roxy Music (feat. Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)
11. Romance—Tales Of Terror (Melvins Lite)
12. Art School—The Jam (feat. Tom Hazelmeyer)
13. Heathen Earth—Throbbing Gristle