The Second Annual Report


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White LP reissue of The Second Annual Report, the landmark 1977 debut from industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.

The Second Annual Report is considered to be influential within electronic music, being one of the first industrial music albums. Recorded in their rehearsal space and at various grubby gigs onto a Sony cassette recorder in a defiantly lo-fi manner in 1977, the music alternately chugged along like a squelchy, crude cop of the Velvet Underground, or stretched out into malingering new age, like a syphilitic Tangerine Dream.

The album that established Throbbing Gristle's reputation as perverse noiseniks with an unseemly interest in the seedy side of life, The Second Annual Report is still a difficult listen today, but it set the tone for the entire Throbbing Gristle mission: the endless binding of clean and unclean.


1. Industrial Introduction 1:04
2. Slug Bait - ICA 4:20
3. Slug Bait - Live At Southampton 2:45
4. Slug Bait - Live At Brighton 1:10
5. Maggot Death - Live At Rat Club 2:59
6. Maggot Death - Studio 4:34
7. Maggot Death - Southampton 1:37
8. Maggot Death - Brighton 0:57
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