|Also known as||Foetus Under Glass|
You've Got Foetus on Your Breath
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
|Genres||Post-punk, experimental, avant-garde, industrial|
Foetus is a solo musical project of Australian musician JG Thirlwell. The project has had many similar names, each including the word 'Foetus'.note The "members" of the project are aliases of Thirlwell; they include Frank Want, Phillip Toss, and Clint Ruin. Thirlwell occasionally collaborates with other artists, but does not consider them to be members of Foetus.
In 1981, after the breakup of PragVEC, Thirlwell started his own solo music project under the name of 'Foetus Under Glass'. After the album Thaw, Thirlwell stopped changing the name; thereafter it remained simply 'Foetus'.
In November 1983, Foetus undertook a tour with Marc Almond, Nick Cave and Lydia Lunch in the quickly dissolved 'partnership' known as The Immaculate Consumptive. He has also appeared on albums recorded by The The, Einsturzende Neubauten, Nurse With Wound and Anne Hogan.
In October 1985, Thirlwell made the album Nail, which became the most popular Foetus album of all time.
|Album title||Year of release||Band name|
|Deaf||1981||You've Got Foetus on Your Breath|
|Ache||1982||You've Got Foetus on Your Breath|
|Hole||1984||Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel|
|Nail||1985||Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel|
The artwork of Foetus releases shows a deliberate progression of colour: the earliest releases are black-and-white, with the addition of red on the Deaf album, and further addition of yellow on Nail. Full-colour art was introduced on Gash. Beginning with Flow, the artwork of primary albums reverted to black/white/red, although other releases continue in full colour.
^a Foetus in Your Bed (1981), You've Got Foetus on Your Breath (1981), Jim Foetus and the Transvestites from Hell (1983), Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel (1984), The Foetus of Excellence (1985), Foetus Über Alles (1985), Foetus Flesh (1985), Foetus on the Beach (1985), Foetus Interruptus (1988), Foetus Eruptus (1989), Foetus (1995), The Foetus Symphony Orchestra (1997), Foetus Under Glass, Phillip & His Foetus Vibrations, Foetus Over Frisco, Foetus Art Terrorism, Foetus Über Frisco, The Foetus All Nude Revue, Foetus, Inc., Foetus Corruptus, Foetus in Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe
- Official home page
- 1995 interview with JG Thirlwell
- UK article
- Interview @ Legends[Usurped!]
- Official Myspace page for Llik your idols, a documentary about the Cinema of Transgression, featuring Foetus
- JG Thirlwell interview at AAJ
- JG Thirlwell / Foetus interview at MTJTS.com, midway down the page