Genesis P-Orridge (b. 1950)

William S. Burroughs + Brion Gysin + P.Orridge - Cold Spring Tape (1989)
  1. Cold Spring Tape - Side A
  2. Cold Spring Tape -Side B

Label: Cold Spring
Format: Cassette, Limited Edition, C90
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1989
Genre: Non Music
Style: Interview, Spoken Word
Notes: Limited edition of 100 numbered copies

A bizarre tape collage, featuring interviews, readings and various sound experiment pieces,with/or by Brion Gysin, Bill Burroughs, and Genesis P. Orridge. The innovators of what became to be known as Industrial culture.

Dunno what the date of some of these interviews are,as it was released three years after Gysin's death!

But, it does contain some interesting insights on the origins of the "Cut-up" technique of writing(born on a Cold Spring morning in Paris 1958; is this the origin of the Cold spring Record label title?), and how it influenced a teenage Genesis.

They used to have tonnes of tapes like this at the much missed Compendium Books on Camden High Street, London, which is where this was probably from. A bookstore that lives on in memory. Allen Ginsburg read there. Kathy Acker worked there. Stewart Home lived in the basement (not literally). The greatest collection of counter-culture books on everything from Trotsky to tattooing.Altogether, a fine portal of alternative information that was forced to close by free market pressures and the advent of that bloody Internet thingy.

A Hollow Cost: A Spoken Word Revelation by Genesis P-Orridge and Psychic TV featuring Larry Thrasher (1994)
  1. A Hollow Cost (76:17)

Text of "A Hollow Cost"

A Hollow Cost (subtitled A Spoken Word Revelation by Genesis P-Orridge and Psychic TV featuring Larry Thrasher) is a spoken word album by Genesis P-Orridge and Psychic TV featuring Larry Thrasher credited to Psychic TV & Genesis P-Orridge or Thee Majesty depending on the pressing.

The title of the album is a reference to the Holocaust. The cover photo is of Orridge (Neil Megson) aged five.

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William S. Burroughs in UbuWeb Sound
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Brion Gysin in UbuWeb Sound
Brion Gysin in UbuWeb Film