D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle

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D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle
Studio album by Throbbing Gristle
Released 4 December 1978
Recorded September 1977 – May 1978
Genre Industrial
Length 42:37
Label Industrial
Throbbing Gristle chronology
The Second Annual Report
D.o.A: The Third and Final Report
20 Jazz Funk Greats

D.o.A: The Third and Final Report is the second studio album by industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle, released in December 1978 by record label Industrial.


The first 1,000 records issued were enclosed with a card calendar with color photos of a little girl on a bed. Another pressing of 1,000 copies was recut with false track markers (the "bands" visible on a vinyl disc) to give it the appearance of having sixteen tracks all of exactly equal length. The single "United", which had garnered some popularity due to its relatively accessible style, was included on the album sped up to last sixteen seconds from its original length of just over four minutes.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Austin Chronicle 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork 9.5/10[3]
Uncut 8/10[4]

Pitchfork described the album as "a nauseating masterpiece, and an essential recording".[3]


The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[5] On the album, TG member Chris Carter recalled: "DoA showcased some of our strongest work and established the course we would head in."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Throbbing Gristle (Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson), except as noted. 

Side A
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "I.B.M."       2:35
2. "Hit by a Rock"       2:32
3. "United"       0:16
4. "Valley of the Shadow of Death"   Christopherson Christopherson 4:01
5. "Dead on Arrival"       6:08
6. "Weeping"   P-Orridge, Ewa Zajac P-Orridge 5:31
Side B
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hamburger Lady"   Dr. Al Ackerman (original text author)   4:15
2. "Hometime"   Fanni Tutti Fanni Tutti 3:46
3. "AB/7A"   Carter Carter 4:31
4. "E-Coli"       4:16
5. "Death Threats"       0:41
6. "Walls of Sound"       2:48
7. "Blood on the Floor"       1:07


  • Genesis P-Orridge – vocals, bass guitar, violin, effects (track A6), production (tracks A1–A3, A5, B1, B4, B6 and B7)
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti – lead guitar, effects, tape, production (tracks A1–A3, A5, B1, B4, B6 and B7)
  • Chris Carter – synthesizer, electronics, tape, production (tracks A1–A3, A5, B1, B4, B6 and B7)
  • Peter Christopherson – tape, electronics, production (tracks A1–A4, A5, B1, B4, B6 and B7}
Additional personnel
  • Robin Banks – voice (track B5)
  • Simone Estridge – voice (track B5)


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