Ep.67 Genesis Breyer P-Orridge “Weaponized Pleasure”

December 20, 2017

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been one of my dearest and most human friends for the past few decades. Gen’s a musician, icon, cut-and-paste artist, occultist, and pandrogyne with whom I’ve worked and played in many ways over the years.

Gen founded The Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV, with whom I played keyboards in the early 2000’s. Gen also embarked on a very personal cut-and-paste experiment with partner Jackie, where they both sought to unite through psychic and physical remixing.

Gen is currently challenged with a case of leukemia and has to stay close to the oxygen machine. But it seemed like a good excuse to bring out the portable recorder (generously funded by our Patreon subscribers!) and have a conversation.

(Visit the GoFundMe Campaign for Genesis Breyer P-Orridge https://www.gofundme.com/genesis-breyer-porridge)

Stephen decided to leave this mostly unedited, to give y’all a taste for what it’s like to sit in Gen’s apartment and just have a real conversation. Don’t worry, though – a conversation with Gen is a conversation about the fate of our species and reality itself.

Please accept it as our holiday gift.


All the music on today’s show comes from Genesis’ extensive catalog:

  1. Just Like Arcadia from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  2. Caresse Song from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  3. Distant Dreams-Part Two from Mission of Dead Souls (Throbbing Gristle)
  4. Thank You Part II from Thank You (PTV/PTV3 2011)
  5. Walkabout from 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Throbbing Gristle 1979)
  6. Hot On The Heels of Love from 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Throbbing Gristle 1979)
  7. Lies and Then from Hell is Invisible, Heaven is Her/E (PTV3 – 2007 feat. Douglas Rushkoff!)
  8. Dead On Arrival (Throbbing Gristle 1978)
  9. Exotic Functions (Throbbing Gristle 1983)
  10. Being Lost from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  11. United (Throbbing Gristle 1978)
  12. Thee Dweller from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  13. Zyklon B Zombie from Second Annual Report (1977)
  14. Thank You – Part One from PTV/PTV3 2011)

Live GPO photo: Flickr User “Berto Garcia”

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