Thursday, November 25, 2010

R.I.P. Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson

The genius partly responsible for Throbbing Gristle, COIL, and some of the greatest album covers of all time has left the earth. He will be missed.

19 comments:

Claypool said...

Very much so. I would have been seeing Throbbing Gristle in just over a week's time too.

R.I.P.

JoeP said...

Stunned. And sad. What an inspiration, that will surely not diminish.

nortoncommando said...

Oh Krishna! What sad news! ;-(

ido said...

Aw.... fuck. Sad.

Roger Camden said...

Oh no!

Well, I suppose he's with John Balance now.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P

Anonymous said...

NOOOOO!!!!!! I just got a copy of second annual report LP this week too. its like an uncool jinx or just total shit coincidence. :( and there goes me dropping blotter and listening to gristle all day thanksgiving day. buzzkill!

Anonymous said...

Utter genius. RIP

Anonymous said...

First I’m hearing of this. :(

JMD

Anonymous said...

this sucks. p.s. i've been reading this blog religiously for like two years and have never commented. thanks for all your work; it's seriously appreciated.

withoutinfluence said...

I woke up and read this and I feel like I got punched in the stomach.

Fuck man, RIP Sleazy.

pavel said...

onwards into the heart of it all

Anonymous said...

Unspeakable sadness. My boyfriend showed me Coil... Now my boyfriend is gone and so is Coil. I hope they having great time together, somewhere.. It just is.

Tanners666 said...

Like Claypool I too was looking forward to seeing Sleazy next week with X-TG.

This really is terrible news. I hope that there is an afterlife, and COIL are now back together...

jb said...

sucks. i cried when i heard this. tg has been my favorite band since i discovered them when i was 15. they changed how and what i thought about music FOREVER. i was eternally blessed to be able to finally see them live in los angeles last year. and of course there was coil, (early) psychic tv -- and all those hipgnosis covers. he has left us too soon, and he will be missed.

kittyempire said...

Amen to that. RIP.

Jukeman said...

The Threshold HouseBoys Choir?

Carm said...

I saw Throbbing Gristle last year at Logan Square Auditorium. Sleazy had that same robe on while TG were performing. What's really weird is that Cosey Fanney Tutti's Vice interview just came out earlier this month and she did mention a great deal about Sleazy. RIP.

Enrique said...

Sad news indeed, Sleazy will be missed for sure, however, he's with Jhonn now, which is really neat, if you think about it.