I am reasonably confident I won't turn into Hal. While it might turn off people whose idea of industrial music comes from bands like NIN, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is a classic for a reason; the means with which this album and its predecessors were made hugely influenced many a future industrial act. Jazz Funk Greats. by Continuum, Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats. He also has a lot of insightful thoughts about how certain songs fit into the band's persona and the philosophy behind the band. Region. The batting average for the 33 1/3 series is honestly pretty low - I don't think their authors generally see them as a chance to make grandiose statements or do thorough (investigative?) Throbbing Gristle - Pandora. TG were musicians! On similar reissues of other TG material the other covers don't seem to collapse outwards and dilate, not sure why this one does it. Yes, the interview section, as always, kept my interest piqued, but that was merely momentary. Chris Carter - Electronic Ambient Remixes 3 CD Hamburger Man Throbbing Gristle. This move wasn't entirely unprecedented, as their 1978 single "United" was an uplifting slice of utopian synth pop, and eventually became one of the band's biggest-selling records. I feel like I understand the album significantly more than I previously did and love how the author chose not to add too much about his own relationship to the album and let the artists and the art speak for themselves. One of my favorite musicians writing about my all time favorite musicians. $15.82 + $3.83 shipping . Reading this book really didn't do a whole lot for me. BPM. $13.99. I'm super jealous) - so I shouldn't be too disappointed with this. (My definition of "light" being "without full-sized book.") Each chapter is similar: a brief explanation of the sounds and then an interview from each member of the band discussing said song. gushing piffle, in his own words) and then does it. Stop listening to what you're listening to, and listen to 20 Jazz Funk Greats instead. Filter. research like Drew Daniel does here (but then he's friends with his heroes, that's so unfair! Music writing is strange. The album cover and title could easily deceive you as some by the numbers jazz record in the early 70s you would find in a cheap thrift shop bin. Being the exploits of a singular band combining noise, ideas, found sound, pop, and sheer experimental verve into a combination utterly unprecedented even in among its punk rock-era contemporaries, and spawning the entire industrial genre, in the process. & also being one of those varied long-players common to that era (see Can's 'Tago Mago', Faust's 'IV' or Eno's 'Another Green World'). i have owned and cherished the subject of this fascinating dissection since the day it came out, and have formed opinions on it's content over the 38 years since. 20 Jazz Funk Greats is the third studio album by British industrial music group Throbbing Gristle, released on December, 1979 by the band's label Industrial Records.It is known for its tongue-in-cheek title and artwork, and has been hailed as the band's best work, with UK magazine Fact naming it the best album of the 1970s. I found the answers this book gave to certain mysterious sounds did not add to the experience of the album, so much as sated curiosity; satiating seems counter to the intended effect of the album. 20 Jazz Funk Greats is one of those albums that I have to be in the mood for but when I am I do enjoy it. It's hard to put it any other way. Beachy Head 3. 20 Jazz Funk Greats will take you to another mind-state from start to finish. This is highly recommended to all who wish to write or think more lucidly about music. Released at the tail end of the 1970s, Throbbing Gristle's third official full-length, 20 Jazz Funk Greats, found the pioneering industrial group making a grand leap toward accessibility. On the bright side you always learn something new and random about an album in these series. Wow, I've been apparently "reading" this since April, in those rare gaps where I felt like traveling light. Image not available. To be fair, he does take a more serious go at it than some authors I've seen, but he has to be "mr. super self-aware on every single level at all times academician man" who feels the need to announce exactly what he intends to do, or regrets he might be about to do (i.e. We’d love your help. I listened to the album in its entirety before starting and would listen to each song before and after reading the chapters dedicated to them. 16 June 2016 Dancing music in the C20: tropicália (1967-69) As with our recent Dancing music in the C20 on northern soul, it should be stated that tropicália is not a musical genre. Throbbing Gristle were my Beatles. Written By Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P-Orridge & 1 more. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Structured as a track-by-track investigation, it mixes colorful sonic description, personal reminiscence, revealing Q&A transcripts, and general cultural criticism. referencing 20 Jazz Funk Greats, LP, Album, RE, RM, TGLP4 The outer sleeve craftsmanship for this is just awful. As usual with the books from the 33 1/3 collection, this was a very informative read. What a silly little man, trying to outdo every other author in this little no-stakes vanity publication series. This comes over especially strongly in his critical discussion of the moral and creative ambivalence of the track 'Persuasion', Very thorough book on Throbbing Gristle's strange and mysterious 'Twenty Jazz Funk Great' album. I hope to one day track down the full biography of TG in Simon Ford’s “Wreckers of Civilisation,” but until then, I’m grateful for this book, which is easily one of the most straightforward and therefore best entries in the 33 1/3 pantheon. I feel like I understand the album significantly more than I previously did and love how the author chose not to add too much about his own relationship to the album and let the artists and the art speak for themselves. This book was exactly what I wanted it to be. '20 Jazz Funk Greats' remains one of the key albums of the late-1970s - predicting most of what was to follow (electronica, industrial, avant-garde, ambient, new wave etc.) The book really explains what the band members were trying to relay for each track. They meant (and still mean) the world to me. User Ratings (0) Your Rating. Nor was I persuaded by his efforts to dig deeper into the instrumental track's titles for lack of a concrete foothold. January 1st 2008 In 20 Jazz Funk Greats Drew Daniel (of the experimental band Matmos) creates through both his own insights and exclusive interviews with the band an exploded view of the album's multiple agendas: a series of close readings of each song, shot through with a sequence of thematic entries on key concepts, strategies, and contexts (noise, leisure, process, the abject, information, and repetition). Convincing People 6. by Omar. The lower the response time, the better. With a nice pair of headphones and a dark room, it really will move you. Details of the mythology are broached and sometimes requited, though the voltage used in the Gristle-izer guitar rig as well as the secret attack word for Gen's dog Tanith, remain mystical legend. 'twenty jazz funk greats' is a timeless piece of work, and the themes therein are complex, contradictory, mischievous, and at times just plain wrong, so it's a delight that the author has produced a thesis that. I think there are about 144 of them in existence now (Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks soundtrack is the most recent, I think); and just seeing them in a row in a bookstore with titles such as, I used to really enjoy the 33 1/3 series but perhaps I've grown tired of the naval gazing that comes with analyzing and isolating a single album. Really-- chapters of this book could be journal articles on the aesthetics of popular music with just a little expansion. This focus makes the book stand out from others in the 33 1/3 series that I've read (the Pink Floyd one, the Kinks one, the Sonic Youth one (was awful[ly pretentious])). In 20 Jazz Funk Greats Drew Daniel (of the experimental band Matmos) creates through both his own insights and exclusive interviews with the band an exploded view of the album's multiple agendas: a series of close readings of each song, shot through with a sequence of thematic entries on key concepts, strategies, and contexts (noise, leisure, process, the abject, informati My interest in TG was mostly defined by Second Annual Report and D.O.A, but now I have a whole new infatuation with 20 Jazz Funk Greats. To be fair, he does take a more serious go at it than some authors I've seen, but he has to be "mr. super self-aware on every single level at all times. Unfortunately, even while listening to TG's music & reading Daniel's text simultaneously, I just don't find TG. It’s more like having an experience than music, considering Throbbing Gristle is more of an art than music. Overall, reading this book left me about as confused as listening to Throbbing Gristle does. This was the first 33 1/3 book that Ive read and it makes me excited to check out some of. On the bright side you always learn something new and random about an album in these series. Drew Daniels does an excellent job side-stepping (without dismissing) the juicy extra-musical stories of the members of Throbbing Gristle to focus directly on the music, what it meant to the people who made it and to the person that listened to it. Drew Daniel -- one half of Matmos -- does a good job placing Throbbing Gristle in the lineage of fringe and socially experimenting intellectuals, ala William Burroughs & Brion Gysin, Aleister Crowley, etc.. こんばんは、内山結愛です。 今回は Throbbing Gristle の『20 Jazz Funk Greats』を聴いてみた編 をお届けします。 最初見た時、「カラフルで可愛い…!」と思ってしまったジャケットからは想像もつかなかったくらい、色んな意味で凶暴なアルバムでした。 Snacking on not only the titular funk and jazz the band also takes touristic zig zags through exotica rock and disco ultimately describing it as a kitsch detour toward mutant disco. The opening title track features a slinky downtempo drum machine pulse and seductive whispers, along with distant cornet and synthesizer lines. Add to My Collection. Download our mobile app now. My only qualm it the book is a little overlong. This book was exactly what I wanted it to be. The book makes some assumptions about what I may already know about the band, which did not help since I knew nothing going in. The music itself is sinister and disconcerting like the majority of the group's catalog, but significantly more inviting. Hot On Heels of Love 8. i have owned and cherished the subject of this fascinating dissection since the day it came out, and have formed opinions on it's content over the 38 years since. With access to the entire band as well as a very keen insight into the aesthetics and politics of TG, Daniel tours the album with ease and authority. Try disabling any ad blockers and refreshing this page. Throbbing Gristle were my Beatles. Refresh and try again. Stripping away much of the noise and nihilism of their past work, the album explored rhythm and melody more thoroughly, flirting with elements of disco, new wave, exotica, and yes, jazz and funk, but not as they had been heard before. 20 Jazz Funk Greats 20 Jazz Funk Greats Released in 1981 Label: Pass Records – PAS 1001 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Japan I think that the jacket, liner, obi, and board are all in the category of beautiful products without any problems. Ah, the 33 1/3 series. I listened to the album in its entirety before starting and would listen to each song before and after reading the chapters dedicated to them. crit. Of course, things aren't as innocent as they seem, as the four individuals happen to be standing at Beachy Head, a cliff on the south coast of England that is notorious for its suicide rate. Mostly for the cover, and the cover is covered quite heavily in this book by Drew Daniel. 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