Recorded in a half-full Factory club one evening in May 1979, the quintessential industrial group took no prisoners in a sickly set of noise and verbal torture. The pieces are as bleak and harsh as anything the group recorded on LP, and of the eight tracks on this live CD, their signature piece, "Hamburger Lady," is the only track here previously released. For the greater part, the noise is utterly threatening -- a vital recording in the Throbbing Gristle discography if you can track it down (there were numerous cassette releases and LP bootlegs of this recording before the official CD release).
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AllMusic Review by Martin Walters