On the occasion of her autobiography Art Sex Music‘s American book release, industrial music pioneer and acclaimed performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey) sat down with Patti Smith Group’s Lenny Kaye to discuss her fascinating life on the margins. Their conversation, which took place at McNally Jackson bookstore in New York, takes in the rise and fall of Throbbing Gristle, transgressive art shows, a hilarious story about Tutti using “Because The Night” during her strip routine, and much more. It begins with a stage-setting reading from Art Sex Music. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts.
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QUOTABLE MOMENTS FROM THE PODCAST:
Tutti: …I’d started stripping… so I had quite a collection of 12″ singles I’d dance to…
Kaye: I must admit you brought a smile to my face when I discovered somewhere in the book that you enjoyed dancing to ‘Because The Night’. Can you tell me what was going through your mind when that was happening?
Tutti: It was the one time, when I danced to that record, that was my dance, because I just adored that single. So when I got a big enough floor space to throw myself about, I’d dance to that… I used to get into it so much I forgot to take my top off!
Kaye:Then it didn’t work as we intended!
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