Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Logo #123: Throbbing Gristle

"The TG flash was Genesis' suggestion, based - he claims - on the "Warning! High Tension Cables" signs on electricity pylons. I was pissed off when it appeared he knew it was already used by Bowie for one if his "Ziggy Stardust" tours. If I had known I would have been against it. TG used the flash logo from before the first record - around 1975 when we started practicing at Martello Street. I would say it would be unfair and incorrect to credit it exclusively to Gen. It certainly wasn't his in the first place (see above) - TG as a group would be marginally better, as we all contributed to its wider use and all the variations that subsequently came along." - Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson

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