- Discipline (Throbbing Gristle song)
"Discipline" Single by Throbbing Gristle Released 1981 Genre Industrial Label Fetish FET006 Producer Throbbing Gristle Throbbing Gristle singles chronology Adrenalin/Distant Dreams (Part Two)
Discipline is a single/song by Throbbing Gristle.
45 RPM 12" with 2 live versions of the song "Discipline" recorded in Berlin and Manchester. Center labels are cream with black printing. Glossy picture sleeve of TG group stood outside ex-Nazi Ministry of Propaganda in Berlin on front and Val Denham holding Hitler Youth dagger centre back. The words "Techno Primitive" scratched on side A and "Psykick Youth Squad" on side B. Both tracks were later released on the CD version of 20 Jazz Funk Greats.
- "Discipline (Manchester)" - 8:06
- "Discipline (Berlin)" - 10:45
"Discipline" may be Throbbing Gristle's most infamous song. First played at the S036 Club in Berlin (as documented on the single), it was at first entirely improvised, based upon a topic suggestion given by Cosey Fanni Tutti before the show. The song is driven by a minimal, pulsing synthesizer drumbeat, over which Genesis P-Orridge would declaim lyrics surrounding the concept of discipline, slowly introducing other musical elements, such as electric bass and walls of guitar or synth noise. After Berlin, it was played at nearly every TG show up to the group's demise. Often it would range in length from eight to twelve minutes, although it could be stretched out much longer: A version from one of their last shows at the Lyceum in London was over half an hour, as documented on the bootleg Once Upon a Time and the VHS release Destiny.
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