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Industrial Culture Handbook

RE/Search #6/7

Interviews with:

Throbbing Gristle
(P'Orridge again)
Cabaret Voltaire
(death by disco)
(violence and gross-outs)
(makes drums out of industrial junk, into Kabbalah & poetry)
(Boyd Rice, see Pranks & Incredibly Strange Films issues)
Monte Cazazza
("I don't recommend that people break the law; then again, I don't not recommend that people break the law.")
Mark Pauline
(Survival Research Labs, makes machines out of industrial junk)
Sordide Sentimental
(record label)
Johanna Went
(very uninhibited performance artist)
R & N
(live computer-interactive video-and- sound presentations).

While punk music used boredom and alienation as its raw materials, industrial artists try to have shocking-good fun playing with the decaying pieces of the dominant structures. It's a world turned upside down where all the heroes, values, and icons of the commodity culture are replaced by all its villains, taboos, and cultural unmentionables. Truth is a lie. Ugliness is beauty. Order is chaos. Noise is music. It's topsy-turvey and taboos out the wazoo!

(R. Moore)





Industrial Culture Handbook
RE/Search # 6/7
1983, 140 pp., 120 photos, $14, with Index.
RE/Search Publications
20 Romolo St., #B
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-1465

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