I discovered Psychic TV in a round-about manner. After obtaining one of the books from Jhonn Balance’s personal collection at Threshold House I became interested in all things Coil. Their final album, The Ape of Naples became a staple diet of my in-car entertainment for many months and this led to Peter (Sleazy) Christopherson and Throbbing Gristle which of course led to Genesis P-Orridge. Why was that name familiar ? Casting my mind back it had cropped up in many of the zines of the Eighties, like Lamp of Thoth and Chaos International. Here was an individual I could relate to ! Forthright in his artistic living and versed in mail-art and the occult.
As all this journey was being undertaken in 2007, serendipity stepped in and Psychic TV played the Academy at Birmingham UK. Tickets were ordered in a flash and as they were so few people in the audience we got straight to the front and made sure we enjoyed what was a fantastic show. I’ve heard it said that PTV shows are more experiences than rock concerts and I can vouch for that. There was an immediate empathy for the people on the stage.
Edley certainly remembered us and he and Genesis were kind enough to sign this vinyl. Here’s hoping 2008 sees more of the re-vitalised Psychic TV !