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Poll Question: Which do you like better?
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    Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:06
Throbbing Gristle vs. Swans

Creating jarring, dark ostinato tracksThrobbing Gristle were the key band in industrial. 

From the No Wave scene in New York, Swans create noise rock that was influential in the goth and industrial scenes.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:08
Swans are probably the band of the two I've listened to the most, but I'm very close to voting for Throbbing Gristle. Basically, they and the kind of electronically based dark ambient/industrial/noise they represent is the one and only genre of music I find genuinely disturbing to listen to. Same thing with Coil, Lustmord, NON and their ilk.

That's also the reason I don't listen to it very often, though. Well, one of the reasons, the other being that borrowing their albums from the public library means I'm probably on a police watch list of some sort.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:13
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:24
Swans, but hats off to both of these groups.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:24
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:26
Gristle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:31
Originally posted by Toaster Mantis Toaster Mantis wrote:

Well, one of the reasons, the other being that borrowing their albums from the public library means I'm probably on a police watch list of some sort.
You probably were the moment you started listening to extreme metal. LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:38
"Swans fans only watch movies shown at local art galleries and NON fans are busy downloading documentaries on pest control and traffic safety from Cinemageddon" - a friend of mine on why Juggalos watch more BDSM pornography than rivetheads do
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:40
Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Swans, but hats off to both of these groups.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 14:42
Throbbing gristle just for the name. And that they were dark. And very good. And...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2014 at 15:44
Voting either way hurts - both are too good. TG.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2014 at 11:26

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2014 at 11:59
Gristle by a country mile. Swans are fine, but you can't deny the tremendous influence and experimentation of the inventors of industrial music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2014 at 15:26
I saw Swans in 1988, but TG are loads better.
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