Psychic TV
  • Psychic TV signed vinyl
    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.┬áHere’s hoping 2008 sees more of the re-vitalised Psychic TV !


About The Author

Sean Woodward is a British artist, writer and musician. His art is collected internationally and his essays, fiction and poetry have been published in a number of international publications. He is the author of A Grammar of Spirits, Keys to the Hoodoo Kingdom, ARCHONIX, NECRONIX, Erzulie of the Deep, The Grimoire of ZAL and co-author of The Infernal Faces of Hekate. AEONIX and Keys to the Voudon Kingdom are forthcoming from zoshouse.com

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  • […] For all those who have asked about the strange spellings (Ov, Alchemikal etc etc) I can only blame Genesis P-Orridge for most of that! Language has always had a magical element and knowing the correct way to spell things (pun intentional) is part of that tradition. For more personal Psychic TV revelations read this blog posting. […]

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