Freitag, 26. August 2016

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Monster Rally (6/11)

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.? Friends
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? N/A
4. Did you buy th L.P. from I.R. mail order? N/A
5. What equipment do you use to play records? N/A Record player / Numark
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? $2,000+
8. What were the last 5 records you bought (apart from TG)? "Bora Bora", "Mango", "Atomic Bomb", "Tiki Room", "Rum Tum"
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available? Kind of
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like. Could be better
11. Have you seen TG live? NO
12. If "Yes", where? How many times? N/A
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema? NO
14. What was the last film you saw? Jurassic Park
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines? NO Yes?
16. If "Yes", which ones? Juxtapoz
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show? NO
18. If "Yes", which one(s)? N/A
19. What was the last book you read? Brian Wilson Bio
20. How long ago was it? 5 Yrs
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education) Musician/Artist
22. What kind of school did you go to? Mixed or single sex? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public?  Catholic High School, Public College
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? NO
24. Do you live with your parents? NO
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. ———————
26. Do you have any special skill? Many
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend? Wife
28. Do you have any pets? Yes, Dog, Oscar
29. Have you ever been out of the U.K.? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often? India, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Canada, Yearly
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it? Very liberal
31. What type of food do you eat most often? Sandwiches
32. Do you use alcohol? What types? Yes, Beer / whiskey
33. Do you use tobacco? NO
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what? Yes, Music production
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what? Exercise
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.
37. What is your greatest ambition? happiness with family
38. Do you have a very special obession/fetish? Colors
39. If "Yes", what is it?                         ↵

Please complete this questionaire and return it to Rock City Wankers