Wreckers of Civilisation: The Story of Coum Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle. Simon FORD.
Wreckers of Civilisation: The Story of Coum Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle.
Wreckers of Civilisation: The Story of Coum Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle.

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Wreckers of Civilisation: The Story of Coum Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle.

London: Black Dog Publishing, 1999. First edition. Large 8vo. Wrps., (336pp.). Foreword by Jon Savage. Photo-illustrated throughout.

Taking its title from Tory MP Nicholas Fairbairn's outburst (headlined in The Daily Mail, 19th October, 1976), Ford's history provides a detailed narrative of COUM's history, beginning with its conception in Hull in 1969, the landmark 'Prostitution' show at the ICA that provoked Fairbairn's diatribe, and its metamorphosis into Throbbing Gristle and their eventual split in 1981. The final section prints a chronology of COUM and TG actions, concerts and exhibitions, and a discography, filmography and selected bibliography.

Trivial corner wear, o/w Near Fine (spine uncreased).

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