Psychic TV

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Psychic TV (sometimes spelled Psychick TV) or PTV, is an English experimental video art and music group, formed by performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and video director Peter Christopherson after the break-up of Throbbing Gristle. Psychic TV is signed to Some Bizzare Label working along with Alex Fergusson, musician and producer from Alternative TV.

The band began publishing a monthly series of 23 live albums in 1986, but stopped without explanation after only 17. The tenth, a picture disk most commonly referred to as Album 10, could only be obtained by submitting tokens contained in each of the previous nine releases. The band subsequently earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for most records released in one year.

Contributors to Psychic TV have included artists such as Coil, Current 93, Hafler Trio, The Cult, Soft Cell, Fred Giannelli, XKP, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Matthew Best, Abino Byrolle, Daniel Simon Black, William Breeze, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Derek Jarman, John Gosling, Timothy Leary, Rose McDowall, Stephen Kent, Vagina Dentata Organ, Andrew Weatherall, Larry Thrasher, Z'EV, Zef Noi$e, Jeff Berner, and many others.

Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (aka T.O.P.Y.), was formed as an organisation at the same time as the band. T.O.P.Y. was intended to be a magical order and the philosophical wing of Psychic TV, but also presented an image of being a cult-like fanclub for the group. P-Orridge left it in 1991.

Psychic TV released early albums of acid house music in (1988) as fake compilations, such as Jack The Tab and Tekno Acid Beat. After breaking up in 1999, Psychic TV reformed as PTV3 with a new line-up in 2003.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Force the Hand of Chance Psychic TV 4
1982 Themes Psychic TV 2
1983 Dreams Less Sweet Psychic TV 4
1984 A Pagan Day (Pages From a Notebook) Psychic TV 2
1984 Those Who Do Not Psychic TV 3
1985 Descending Psychic TV 1
1987 Temporary Temple Psychic TV 1
1988 Allegory and Self Psychick TV 5 4
1988 Mouth of the Night Psychic TV 3
1989 Kondole Psychick TV 2
1990 Towards Thee Infinite Beat Psychic TV 3
1992 Cold Dark Matter Psychic TV 1
1993 Peak Hour Psychic TV 2
1993 Rare and Alive Psychic TV 1
1993 Splinter Test 1 Psychic TV 1
1993 Sugarmorphoses Psychic TV 5 1
1994 A Hollow Cost Psychic TV 2
1994 AL-OR-AL: Thee Transmutation Ov Mercury Psychic TV 1
1994 Cathedral Engine Psychic TV 1
1994 Electric Newspaper Issue One Psychic TV 1
1995 Electric Newspaper, Issue Three Psychic TV 1
1995 Electric Newspaper Issue Two Psychic TV 1
1996 Trip Reset Psychic TV 1
1998 Themes 2: A Prayer for Derek Jarman Psychic TV 1
2007 Hell Is Invisible... Heaven Is Her/e Psychic TV 1
2008 Mr. Alien Brain vs. The Skinwalkers Psychic TV 3 1
2014 Snakes Psychic TV 1
2016 Alienist Psychic TV / PTV3 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Hex Sex: The Singles Part One Genesis P. Orridge & Psychic TV 1
1995 God Star: The Singles Part Two Psychic TV 1
1995 Beauty From Thee Beast: Thee Best Ov Psychic TV Psychic TV 2
1998 Origin of the Species Psychic TV 1
1998 Origin of the Species Volume Too! A Second Supply of Two Tablets of Acid Psychic TV 1
2001 Best Ov: Time's Up Psychic TV 1
2002 Origin of the Species, Volume III. The Final Supply of Two Tablets of Acid Psychic TV 1
2004 Godstar: Thee Director's Cut Psychic TV 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Berlin Atonal, Volume 1 Psychic TV / Z'EV 1
1988 Blinded Eye in Thee Pyramids Psychic TV 1
1988 Psychedelic Violence Psychic TV 1
1990 At Stockholm Psychick TV & White Stains 2
1990 Live at the Berlin Wall, Part 1 Psychic TV 1
1990 Live at the Berlin Wall, Part 2 Psychic TV 1
1990 Live in Bregenz Psychic TV 1
1991 City Ov London + City Ov Glasgow Psychic TV 1
1999 Were You Ever Bullied at School... Do You Want Revenge? Psychic TV 1
2003 Live in Gottingen Psychic TV 1
2006 Live in Russia Psychic TV 1
2012 Batschkapp Psychic TV 1
Live in Thee East Village Psychic TV 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Beyond Thee Infinite Beat Psychic TV 1
1994 Beyond Thee Infinite Beat: Ravemaster Mixes Psychic TV 1
1994 Ultradrug Genesis P-Orridge & Psychic TV 1
1995 Sirens Genesis P-Orridge and Psychic TV 1
1996 Cold Blue Torch Psychic TV 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Re-Mind Psychic TV 1
2013 Greyhounds of the Future / Alien Lightning Meat Machine Part II Psychic TV Three 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Listen Today... Psychic TV 1
1992 Ultrahouse: The Twelve Inch Mixes Psychic TV 1
2010 Alien Brain Vs. Maggot Brain Psychic TV 1
2011 Mother Sky VS Alien Sky Psychic TV 1
2011 Thank You Psychic TV 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 A Real Swedish Live Show Psychic TV 1
1986 City Ov Paris Psychic TV 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Tarot ov Abomination Psychic TV 1

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