Journey Through a Body

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Journey Through a Body
Studio album by Throbbing Gristle
Released April 1982
Recorded March 1981
Genre Industrial
Label Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien
Throbbing Gristle chronology
Mission of Dead Souls
(1981)
Journey Through a Body
(1982)
In the Shadow of the Sun
(1984)
Alternate cover
1993 UK reissue cover

Journey Through a Body is a studio album by industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle, released in Germany in April 1982 through record label Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien.

Background[edit]

The album was recorded in Rome in March 1981 in the RAI studios without pre-planning any songs. The work was a piece of "radio art" commissioned by Italian national radio.[1]

Release[edit]

Journey Through a Body was released in Germany in April 1982 through record label Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien.[2]

The album was reissued in the UK in 1993.

Critical reception[edit]

The Wire magazine called it the group's "scariest" album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Medicine"   15:22
2. "Catholic Sex"   8:10
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Exotic Functions"   4:18
2. "Violencia (The Bullet)"   8:00
3. "Oltre La Morte, Birth and Death"   3:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2000). "Throbbing Gristle". Alternative Rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 687. ISBN 978-0-87930-607-6. 
  2. ^ Journey Through a Body (Media notes). Throbbing Gristle. Germany: Walter Ulbricht Scahllfolien. April 1982. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Herrington, Tony, ed. (1999). The Wire: Volumes 185–189. C. Parker.