Thursday, November 8, 2007

Psychic TV

Psychic TV (sometimes spelt Psychick TV) or PTV, is a video art and music group that primarily performs psychedelic, punk, electronic and experimental music. The band was formed by performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and video director Peter Christopherson (after the break up of Throbbing Gristle) with Alex Fergusson, musician and producer (a key member of Alternative TV for whom Genesis had played percussion). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychic_tv)

Scheduled
Saturday, 22 September 1984, "Kleine Box", 21:15 - 22:00

Line up
Not sure, but this line-up is from April...
Genesis P-Orridge – vocals, guitar; Paula P-Orridge – tapes, percussion; Alex Fergusson – guitar; John Gosling – tapes, guitar, vibraphone, percussion; Monte Cazazza – vocals, guitar? Also mentioned: Geff Rushton and Paul Reason

Set list
01 Southern comfort
02 God star
03 Unclean
04 Ov power
05 Alright
06 Jungle


Recording
Tracks 01 - 06 have been recorded, most likely from radio, and released as the bootleg LP Unclean (Paradox Records, PTV4828). (http://www.discogs.com/release/1236730)



Psychic TV RARE 12" vinyl LP: Unofficial release on 'Paradox Records' featuring live recordings of Psychic TV at 'De Doelen' Rotterdam on September 22nd 1984. Autographed by Genesis P-Orridge on front sleeve and bears embossed mark of authenticity from Genesis P-Orridge on front sleeve. Side 1: Southern Comfort, Godstar, Unclean Side 2: 'Off' Power, Allright, Jungle featuring: Alex Fergusson, Geff Rushton, John Gosling, Paula P-Orridge, Genesis P-Orridge (http://www.23net.tv/news+article.storyid+50.htm)

Dutch cassette label Korm Plastics also released tracks 01 - 04 as Live at Pandora's Music Box (Archives-2), "total playing time 30 minutes". (http://www.discogs.com/Psychic-TV-Live-At-Pandoras-Music-Box-22-09-1984/release/1500223)



I finally managed to download tracks 1 - 4, taken from the album Paramartha (Solide Sentimental 023), total time 27'44". Get them here: http://theebradmiller.blogspot.com/2007/11/psychic-tv-paramartha-1984.html

Also mentioned is a bootleg LP called Ov Power, featuring tracks 01 - 04.

Other info
... Psychic TV die voor het concert buiten voor de deur in indiasche gewaden hara krishna liedjes zongen... (Henk den Toom)




Article from festival booklet


Psychic TV live at Pandora's 84 (Oor, 1984/20)








Psychic TV live at Pandora's 84 (photo's from eBay seller wooden_dream)

3 comments:

pilgimindisguise said...

I noticed you found the pictures with my ebay listings. Fine. What I wanted to add is that the above mentioned release "Ov Power" does NOT contain recordings from this concert. Thought you'd like to know.

Tÿler said...

I heard that this concert was cancelled due to Gen's wife dieing.

Henk Madrotter said...

nope, they played, saw 'em myself and they were amazing, before the show they stood in front on the entrance in orange clothing singing hara krishna songs :)