Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge to document career in new book

Everyone’s favourite pandrogyne will collect their life and times in a new book.

Experimental musician and artist Genesis P-Orridge has had a long and varied life: he helped steer provocative early 1970s performance art collective COUM Transmissions; he served as nominal frontman and figurehead of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle; and he’s figured in various permutations of psych-rock/acid house outfit Psychic TV, amongst other projects.

Publishing house First Third will document his colourful career in a new limited edition book. Working with artist Leigha Mason, P-Orridge has unearthed over 350 archival images from the vaults, which are presented in the tome with full autobiographical annotations.

The book will be available in a standard edition, limited to 1323 copies. The more committed PTV acolyte can also nab a deluxe box-set version, limited to 333 copies and boasting an array of goodies: a 96-page art catalogue, three exclusive 7″ singles recorded for the project by “Genesis and friends”, and a poster featuring “intimate” Polaroid images of P-Orridge and his/her deceased soulmate Lady Jaye. The first 100 copies will also arrive with a personalised message from P-Orridge. Both versions come with a foreword Q&A with Mark Paytress.

The deluxe edition is available to preorder now, with the standard edition due on presale on August 13; head to the First Third website to buy. [via The Quietus]

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