Monday, 25 August 2014

REWIND: Psychic TV - 'Godstar'

Here's one from a band who up until now, I have known nothing about, with a sing that I first heard after a Facebook friend posted it. Featuring many different members and collaborators over the years, Psychic TV was a band formed from the ashes of Throbbing Gristle

A melodic gem of a tune, one listen to the lyrics was all I needed to realise that their 1985 single 'Godstar' is a tribute to Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, and tells the (highly contested) tale of his tragic and early death. According to Wikipedia, Psychic TV mainman Genesis P-Orridge has "a peculiar fascination" with Jones...