Posted in music | tour dates on January 24, 2014

photos by P Squared Photography

Chris & Cosey @ Santos, 1/11/2014
Chris and Cosey

Do you still there's still a mission to be subversive or disruptive?

Cosey: Well no, I don't think there ever was a mission, really. We [Throbbing Gristle] called it "The Mission is Terminated" because it had sort of turned into that kind of thing. The expectation had built that we were going to lead them somewhere, but what we were trying to say was, "There are no leaders, there's only you--that's what it's all about."

Chris: I guess we're enjoying it more now, we don't have to be subversive any more, we've matured, we're older.

Cosey: It's more a case of we're happy doing what we want to do as and when we want to do it--which we've always done, really. That's what's nice about the appreciation of the music we did in the '80s: we're physically experiencing the joy it's bringing to people 30 years later, and we saw it first time around. I don't think a lot of people get to have that--I mean, not in that kind of context, rather than something like an "oldies" tour where they go around going, "Here's the '80s again!" It's not like that, people have taken our music and brought it to the now, and appreciate it in the now for what it is.

Chris: Yeah we're definitely not doing an '80s revival show! The sounds are different. We are playing the old songs, but in a different way. We don't recreate those '80s sounds. - [Resident Advisor]

Industrial pioneers and lifemates Chris Carter and Cosi Fanni Tutti were in the U.S. earlier this month playing a few shows, rare appearances for the influential duo. The first was at MoMA PS1 where they did live remixes of songs from post-Throbbing Gristle project X-TG. Then they did two shows under the billing "Carter Tutti does Chris & Cosey," reworking some of their '80s-era material for now times. We already posted pics from their 1/12 show at Radio Bushwick, and now we've got a belated set from their 1/11 Santos show (with openers Excepter) in this post.

In related news, Carter and Tutti's former bandmate and provocateur Genesis Breyer P-Orridge -- who recently played two shows with Psychic TV at Brooklyn Night Bazaar -- has a new book coming out via First 3rd. There's a NYC book launch party happening February 9 at MoMA PS1, featuring a live performance from Psychic TV and Starred, with a DJ set from Tamaryn, a reading by Jarrett Earnest, and films by Orridge and Leigha Mason. Advance tickets will be available but they aren't on sale yet. More info here. Stay tuned.

More pics from Chris & Cosey's show at Santos below...

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Comments (12)

Did it feel like that show was oversold?

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2014 2:57 PM

Santo's sold out shows always feel overpacked

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2014 3:40 PM

Psychic TV at MoMA? I've died and gone to Jared.

Also- Phil Collins & Genesis P-Orridge should tour.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2014 4:00 PM

Genesis was just a paycheck to Phil. He was always more of a blue eyed soul bro. You might get Peter Gabriel to jam, add PTV to the next WOMAD lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2014 10:55 PM

The Santos show was incredibly oversold.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2014 3:01 AM

***ALERT*** Tutti is a a GILF!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2014 6:54 PM

these are really disgusting, scary people

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2014 9:27 PM

Who's disgusting? You mean they're old and ugly? What?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2014 5:47 AM

C&C still got interesting things going on. it's a shame Gen is a circus clown reject now. but, I guess he still has his little clique of people that insist he is a genius! lol!

Posted by captain bald | January 27, 2014 7:49 AM

Paul McCartney was at Santos?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2014 11:00 AM

People tag along with Gen's nonsense and OTTT garbage. The main thing I cannot stand about him is that he flat out lies in interviews, which tells what kind of person he is. Not to mention that he backed out of the TG tour and fucked over all of his bandmates, which many believe led to Sleazy's death.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2014 11:53 PM

a defining piece of 80s music´╗┐

Posted by Canty | February 24, 2014 5:44 AM

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