Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Logo #123: Throbbing Gristle

"The TG flash was Genesis' suggestion, based - he claims - on the "Warning! High Tension Cables" signs on electricity pylons. I was pissed off when it appeared he knew it was already used by Bowie for one if his "Ziggy Stardust" tours. If I had known I would have been against it. TG used the flash logo from before the first record - around 1975 when we started practicing at Martello Street. I would say it would be unfair and incorrect to credit it exclusively to Gen. It certainly wasn't his in the first place (see above) - TG as a group would be marginally better, as we all contributed to its wider use and all the variations that subsequently came along." - Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson


Falsedog said...

Bowie surely must have got it from the British Union of Fascists

Falsedog said...

Bowie must have got it from British Union of fascists... it is identical. At least Gen altered it to be a self contained flash