Very early pressings of Throbbing Gristle's "Second Annual Report" (1977) came with an official questionnaire by Industrial Records, consisting of 39 (un-)related TG questions.
1. How did you first hear about T.G.? ON A RON HARDY MIXTAPE
2. Did you buy "Second Annual Report" L.P.? NO
3. If so did you buy it from a record shop? If "Yes", which one? NO
4. Did you buy th L.P. from I.R. mail order? NO
5. What equipment do you use to play records? TECHNICS TURNTABLE
6. Is the equipment yours or do you share? If you share it, with whom do you share? MINE
7. How much approximately do you spend on records each year? 1500€
8. What were the last
5 4 records you bought (apart from TG)? TECROC, NOT WAVING, dynArec, FUZZ
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available? SOME GOOD, A LOT OF SHIT
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like. MORE GOOD
11. Have you seen TG live? NO
12. If "Yes", where? How many times? NEVER
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema? NO
14. What was the last film you saw? DITTERICH VON EULER-DONNERSBERG – SIEG DER VERNUNFT
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines? YES
16. If "Yes", which ones? SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show?
BBC RADIO YES
18. If "Yes", which one(s)? BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORT - THE MONDAY NIGHT CLUB
19. What was the last book you read? WINFRIED SPEITKAMP - DEUTSCHE KOLONIALGESCHICHTE
20. How long ago was it? JUST NOW
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education) DJ
22. What kind of school did you go to? Mixed or single sex? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public? MIXED SEX 'GYMNASIUM'
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? I HAVE A DISDAIN FOR ALL RELIGION!
24. Do you live with your parents? NO, THANK GOD
25. If you play the TG album or single, what time(s) of day and under what conditions do you play each? (e.g. night whilst drinking coffee, etc. DJING 5AM
26. Do you have any special skill? I USED TO BE ABLE TO WALK ON MY HANDS.
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend?
28. Do you have any pets? I'VE GOT A SPIDER IN MY BATHROOM
29. Have you ever been out of
the U.K. GERMANY? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often? YES. EUROPE, CANADA, JAPAN
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it?
31. What type of food do you eat most often? MEAT
32. Do you use alcohol? What types? RED WINE, BEER, WHISKY, VODKA
33. Do you use tobacco? OH YES!!!
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what? YES.
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what? POOL, THE OCCASIONAL BRISKWALK AROUND THE TABLE. DOES THAT COUNT?
36. If you were writing this questionaire, what other questions would you ask people? If you have a lot of suggestions add another sheet to this with them on it. I THINK YOU'VE PRETTY MUCH COVERED EVERYTHING.
37. What is your greatest ambition? I'VE GOT ABSOLUTELY NO AMBITION IN LIFE WHATSOEVER.
38. Do you have a very special obsession/fetish? YES
39. If "Yes", what is it?
Please complete this questionaire and return it to Rock City Wankers