RE SEARCH William Burroughs Throbbing Gristle Brion Gysin, Signed by Genesis P-Orridge


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1982. Signed by Genesis P-Orridge.

"In an inspired touch, RE/Search publisher V. Vale brought together the work of groundbreaking novelist William Burroughs and avant-garde painter Brion Gysin (already linked by their collaborations in the cut-up method of artistic creation) with the founders of industrial music, Throbbing Gristle, for this seminal document of 80s underground culture. Originally published in 1982, the book combined primary source interviews, in which subjects discuss advanced ideas involving the social control process, creativity, and the future; scarce essays; rare fiction excerpts; bibliographies; discographies; and biographies. The book quickly became a celebrated addition to RE/Search s notorious list and to the canon of 80s subculture. This expanded edition contains previously unpublished interviews with Burroughs, Gysin, and Throbbing Gristle by V. Vale; a new article on Throbbing Gristle with photographs; unseen photographs of Burroughs; and much more to satisfy both the Burroughs, Gysin, and Gristle completist and anyone who wants to make sense of the kinds of cultural assaults they embodied."

'William Burroughs, Brion Gysin & Throbbing Gristle talk about their philosophies towards the social control process, creativity and the future. Featuring interviews, fiction, essays, this is a manual of prophetic ideas and insights. Strikingly designed, with lots of rare photos, bibliographies, discographies, chronologies & illustrations. A classic.'