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Psychic TV

Gender: Male
Country: United Kingdom
Formed: 1981 in Hackney, London, United Kingdom by Genesis P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson (after Throbbing Gristle ceased to exist) with Alex Fergusson. Soon, PTV became a post industrial supergroup, expanding the core line-up with the talents of frequent collaborators Monte Cazazza, David Tibet, and John Balance, which led to the classic 1983 album Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet. After Peter and John's departure in late 1984 to concentrate on their Coil project, Psychic TV's style evolved more in the direction of psychedelic or acid rock, then called "hyperdelic" rock by the band, a style they would return to in later years. In 1988, Alex Fergusson departed, and a move back to more electronic based music took place, featuring the talents of Fred Giannelli, Greedy Beat Syndicate, The, and Richard Schiessl. PTV were found at the forefront of acid house with the fake compilations "Jack The Tab - Acid Tablets Volume One", "Various - Tekno Acid Beat", and various releases featuring rotating line-ups under different monikers (Mistress Mix, Sickmob, & DJ Doktor Megatrip). Well documented constant touring and recording took its toll. A relocation to the USA in 1993, the closure of the band's independent label Temple Records in 1994, and perhaps most prominently the separation from Paula P-Orridge left Genesis P. Orridge to be the only permanent member of Psychic TV. The name "Psychic TV & Genesis P-Orridge" was used for a number of Psychic TV re-releases and experimental projects by Genesis P-Orridge and Larry Thrasher, before Genesis formed Thee Majesty with Bryin Dall. A final concert was announced and held at the Royal Festival Hall, London in May 1999. ALiases: Deep Fry, ESsence, Griselda, Homeboy Posse, Jack The Tab, King Cut Groovers, The, King Tubby, Love In Life, Nobody Uninc, Over Thee Brink, Pearl Necklace, Safe (2), Too See Bee, White Dove, Wolves Of The Sun Members: Alex Fergusson, Alex Russell, Alice Genese, Andy Chatterley, Craig Ellenwood, Daniel Black, Danny Hyde, Dave Ball, Dave Martin, David Max, David Michael Bunting, Dorothy Max Prior, Douglas Rushkoff, Drew McDowall, Edward ODowd, Fred Giannelli, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Geoff Rushton, Gini Ball, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Hugo Longden, Jeff Berner, Jess Stewart, John Gosling, Jordi Valls, Ken Thomas, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Larry Thrasher, Markus Persson, Matthew Best, Monte Cazazza, Mouse, Paula P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson, Philipp Erb, Richard Evans, Richard Norris, Richard Schiessl, Sean Maher, Stanya, William Breeze