THE THIRTY THREE AND A THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THROBBING GRISTLE: aka DREW Wrote A Book Drew Daniel of Matmos and Soft Pink Truth has completed the book about Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats album and it's now available Read on for more details.
It's simply too late to turn back now: Drew Daniel is a published
author. His first book is brought to you by Continuum Books as the
latest installment in their 33 1/3 series of booklength critical
studies of "classic albums." Improbably enough, Drew's contribution
concerns Throbbing Gristle's immortal fan-puzzler 20 Jazz Funk Greats.
The book jerks back and forth between interviews with all four members
of the band and Drew's own interpretive heavy breathings, and includes
a never-before-published photograph of the album's mastertape taken by
Chris Carter and an illustration from the notebooks of Genesis P.
Orridge. As with christening a ship, the reproduction of a commodity
is never complete without the apology for the first gaffe, flub, or
typo discovered therein, and Drew's book is no exception to this rule.
Sensitive readers will no doubt curl their lips with disdain when they
turn to page 134 and see the following quote introducing Drew's
analysis of the song "Walkabout":
"Arise and walk about in the land, in the length of it and in the
breadth, for I will give it unto thee." Genesis 13:17 (Tndale
Who, you may well ask is Tndale? Dear reader, the intended reference
is to William Tyndale, the Bible translator martyred for his efforts
in 1536. Nobody's perfect. Seriously, all typos aside, Drew is awfully
happy to bring this text to print and eager to chat about it so if you
want to, um, interview him about his text please email him at: dr dot
drew dot daniel at gmail dot com. As of today you can buy the book in
a real honest-to-god bookstore or you could snag it online too.
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