Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil: 1955-2010


28 Responses to “Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil: 1955-2010”

  1. silly bobs says:

    i was lucky enough to share a meal and hang out in italy with Jhonn and Peter at a festival, lovely fellas they were.

    R.I.P. Peter.

  2. Anonymous says:

    He will remain immortal & missed through thee memories We have ov His creativity, productivity and generousity….Adios Friend

  3. blendergasket says:

    I expect the afterworld “feels” a bit like later COIL sounds.

  4. bjacques says:

    There are people who’ve never heard of Coil or TG but still know Sleazy’s work quite well. He was co-founder of Hipgnosis, whose album cover art blew many a mind in the 1970s and 1980s. May he have a speedy journey to the Western Lands.

  5. peebz says:

    Very sad news indeed. In my view he was the most creative and imaginative of all the early industrial pioneers. His influence has been enormous.

  6. Guesstimate Jones says:

    Just the other day, I happened to be listening to the mp3 recordings I made of KFJC’s Day of Throbbing Gristle, from 2009…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Coil is reunited.
    R.I.P. Sleazy, you will be missed.

  8. glamaFez says:

    Now I can never die happy.

  9. says:

    A few weeks out from this, and I still have no words to fully express my feelings around this unfathomable loss. This will take a long time to process…

  10. kaini says:

    very sad and shocking news. the man’s contribution as a member of coil and throbbing griste, as an artist, and as an electronic music pioneer was huge.

    time to break out horse rotorvator… i’ll be listening to a lot of coil tonight.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    just was too early. a great artist.

  13. neph13 says:

    sadness. :(

  14. Anonymous says:

    This man has brought me more musical joy than I ever knew possible.

  15. Anonymous says:

    People don’t always know how much of an influence he really was. He was an understated, doing the work behind the scenes kind of guy. At least his passing might earn him more of the recognition he deserves. I’m truly saddened by the loss of this creative force.

  16. Joseph93 says:

    this a ******* tragedy. rip sleazy. my thought are with his friends and family. i was lucky enough to see him perform as The Threshold HouseBoys Choir – a musical inspiration beyond compare. his music and philosophies will live forever in us. 93

  17. Anonymous says:

    horrible. he was an inspiration.

  18. Nawel says:

    sad news indeed

  19. scifijazznik says:

    He’ll make an interesting addition to the great jam band in the sky. My love to Genesis, Chris, & Cosey. This is a stunning and sad loss.

  20. user23 says:

    Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

    PTV/Coil & TOPY were 3 of the most important influences in my life.

    Thank you Sleazy for…being. Words can’t express…

    Love is the law, love under will.

  21. cherry shiva says:

    this thanksgiving day i am thankful for TG, COIL, and inspired, defiant, creative freaks everywhere…

  22. Anonymous says:

    I am so sad to hear of this. Sleazy, you will be missed by many. Thank you for everything.

  23. greyishblue says:

    You truly are a big inspiration for me in my life both artistically and spiritually, Sleazy. Thank you for the imprint you’ve left in my psyche creatively.

    May your glorious contribution to music be remembered by those whose art matters…every now & again! ;)

    Cheers mate!

  24. andrew brandou says:

    this morning, thanksgiving, i was woken up by my roommate telling me we had a problem.

    it was a dead coyote my doorstep.

    we looked at it and thought if it was somehow symbolic.

    to get it out of my mind, i turned to boing boing.

    now i know .

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