Journey Through a Body

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Journey Through a Body
Journey Through a Body cover.jpg
Studio album by Throbbing Gristle
Released April 1982
Recorded March 1981
Genre Industrial
Length 39:17
Label Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien
Throbbing Gristle chronology
Mission of Dead Souls
(1981)Mission of Dead Souls1981
Journey Through a Body
In the Shadow of the Sun
(1984)In the Shadow of the Sun1984
Alternate cover
1993 UK reissue 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.


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]


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


  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.