Donnerstag, 19. April 2018

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Aldous Harding (9/11)

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.? Party
2. Did you buy "Second Annual Report" L.P.? Tour
3. If so did you buy it from a record shop? If "Yes",which one? Tour
4. Did you buy the L.P. from I.R. mail order? Album release tour
5. What equipment do you use to play records? Acoustic guitar
6. Is the equipment yours or do you share? If you share it, with whom do you share? T. Party
7. How much approximately do you spend on records each year? Forty minutes
8. What were the last 5 records you bought (apart from TG)? My bloods.
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available? -
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like. Newness
11. Have you seen TG live? This is good work interview! Remember to use actual words. =)
12. If "Yes", where? How many times?
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema?
14. What was the last film you saw?
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines?
16. If "Yes", which ones?
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show?
18. If "Yes", which one(s)?
19. What was the last book you read?
20. How long ago was it?
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education)
22. What kind of school did ou go to? Mixed or single sex? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public?
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? Details! Explain why he left.
24. Do you live with your parents? Apparently.
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?
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend? Regular suggests it's easy
28. Do you have any pets? New Zealand.
29. Have you ever been out of the U.K.? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often?
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it?
31. What type of food do you eat most often?
32. Do you use alcohol? What types?
33. Do you use tobacco?
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what?
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what?
It's all physical is it not?
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. Examples!
37. What is your greatest ambition? Surpress anger and heal.
38. Do you have a very special obsession/fetish? Heal!
39. If "Yes", what is it? HEAL!!!

Please complete this questionaire and return it to Rock City Wankers