Tributes to Peter Christopherson

Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Throbbing Gristle's Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, who has died aged 55.


Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, a founding member of pioneering post-punk group Throbbing Gristle, has died aged 55.

The musician, artist and provocateur "passed away peacefully in his sleep" at his home in Bangkok, Thailand, according to a statement on the band’s website. Throbbing Gristle were one of the first Industrial bands, renowned for their use of machine-like noises, tape loops and found sounds.

They courted controversy by playing naked and vomiting on stage, leading MP Nicholas Fairbairn to label them "the wreckers of civilisation" in the Daily Mail.

After they split in 1982, Christopherson – a former graphic designer and record sleeve artist – went on
to play with groups like Coil and Psychic TV, before rejoining his first band in 2004.
 
"Peter was a kind and beautiful soul. No words can express how much he will be missed," said Throbbing Gristle bandmates Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter in a statement.

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