Thursday, December 02, 2010

Nice and Sleazy – RIP Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson

Meant to post this last week when it happened but time ran away with me. Ah well. Sad news for all fans of industrial music / weird and crazy shit following the death of Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson. If you know who he is you’ll also know just how important he was to...let’s call it the more alternative side of music. For the uninitiated he was one of the founder members of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle, a leading player in early Psychic TV, 50% of post industrialists Coil and one of the dudes behind Hipgnosis who designed some of the most iconic album covers of all time (including that Pink Floyd one of the bloke on fire). Oh...he directed videos too, including this one:

On top of all this he seemed to be a genuinely nice bloke too. Admittedly some of what he did would probably freak the bejesus out of most people but here’s another classic Sleazy infused cut.

PS: Have a read of fellow Throbbing member Genesis's tribute to Sleazy.

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