Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats LPMute Records
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Limited edition green colored vinyl LP pressing. The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something "nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band - white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy Head, a notorious suicide spot. 20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith" and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.