The world loses another legend today; electronic music pioneer and graphic designer Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson. Truly a godfather of electronica, his experimental musings in seminal bands like Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and Coil (with the also tragically late ‘Jhon’ Balance), left an indelible impact on experimental, industrial, house and Detroit techno music. One other fact that most people are unaware of was his impact as an album designer, insidiously enough, on most everyone’s favorite classic rock albums. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, he designed most of them shiznits while working at the legendary Hipgnosis. Being an electronic music nerd and a designer myself, I can tell you he will be sorely missed around these parts. (Hell I even tore myself away from cooking Thanksgiving to post this one).
In tribute here’s Bjork’s one time back-up band Matmos with their cover of Disco Hospital by Coil.
Matmos – Disco Hospital
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