Remembering Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson with exclusive track


On November 25, 2010, industrial music pioneer Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson of Throbbing Gristle and Coil died in his sleep. Today, we pause to remember Sleazy and his contributions to music and transgressive art with this exclusive "memorial mix" of "Desertshores." The song comes from Desertshore/The Final Report, a double album of music that Sleazy and his Throbbbing Gristle collaborators Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter were developing when their dear friend shuffled off this mortal coil. Desertshore is a "cover" of Nico's challenging 1970 album while The Final Report compiles Sleazy, Chris, and Cosey's 2009 and 2010 recording sessions as a trio. Desertshore/The Final Report will be released tomorrow on Industrial Records.

We are all only temporary curators of our present bodies, which will all decay, sooner or later. In a hundred years or so all the humans currently alive will have died. I take great comfort in knowing, with certainty, that thing that makes us special, able to enrich our own lives and those of others, will not cease when our bodies do but will be just starting a new (and hopefully even better) adventure ... "

- Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (1955-2010)



  1. I’m not seeing any link to the track, just one to the Industrial Records site and two “Previously…”

  2. Ha! When I pressed play, I got distorted digital noise followed by some sort of rhythmic bubbling, this kept repeating.  As I’m familiar with TG I figured it was “supposed” to be that way, but when I jumped to this page and played it again, I heard something distinctly different.

  3. I am still in shock every time I think both Balance and Sleazy are gone. TG seems to get the most screen time these days, but Coil is one of the most important electronic acts to ever exist, in my opinion. Their music was profound, innovative and magical. 

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