D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle

D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle
D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle
Studio album by Throbbing Gristle
Released December 1978
Recorded September 1977-May 1978
Genre Industrial
Label Industrial
IR 0004
Throbbing Gristle chronology
The Second Annual Report
D.o.A: The Third And Final Report
20 Jazz Funk Greats
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Piero Scaruffi 7/10 stars[2]

D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle is an album by industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.


Vinyl notes

First 1000 on Industrial enclosed a card calendar with color photo of little girl on bed. Another pressing of 1000 copies was recut with false track markers (the "bands" visible on a vinyl disc) to give it the appearance of having 16 tracks all of exactly equal length. The single "United," which had garnered some popularity due to its relatively accessible style, was included on the album sped up to last 16 seconds from its original length of just over four minutes, an effect produced by fast-forwarding the tape.

The sleevenotes included the following information:

"A few words about this record: for various reasons we have decided to include a solo track by each of the four individual group members. We think you may find this illuminating [...] Explanatory details about individual tracks are as follows:

"Side One: "I.B.M. was inspired by a found cassette sent to us by Mark Eyles. "Hit by a Rock" was recorded at the Highbury Roundhouse, North London in September 1977. "Valley of the Shadow of Death" was recorded and arranged by Peter Christopherson. "Dead on Arrival" was recorded live at A.T.C., Goldsmiths College, London in May 1978. "Weeping" uses four types of acoustic violin through a space-echo played and arranged by Genesis P-Orridge, the lyrics are co-written by Genesis P-Orridge and Ewa Zajac (the mother of the girl used on the album cover)[3].

"Side Two: "Hamburger Lady" was inspired by a section of a letter from Dr. Al Ackerman of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. reproduced elsewhere on this sleeve. "Hometime" was played, recorded and arranged by Cosey Fanni Tutti. "Death Threats" was taken unaltered off our telephone answering machine. "Walls of Sound" was recorded live at five locations during the last year. "Blood on the Floor" was recorded live at the Highbury Roundhouse in September 1977.

"The remaining material was gathered on location or recorded at the studios of Industrial Records, to whom, as ever, our thanks are due."

Track listing

All tracks by Throbbing Gristle except were noted

12" release

Side A:

  1. "I.B.M." - 2:35
  2. "Hit by a Rock" - 2:32
  3. "United" - 0:16
  4. "Valley of the Shadow of Death" - 4:01 (Peter Christopherson solo)
  5. "Dead on Arrival" - 6:08
  6. "Weeping" - 5:31 (Genesis P-Orridge solo)

Side B:

  1. "Hamburger Lady" - 4:15
  2. "Hometime" - 3:46 (Cosey Fanni Tutti solo)
  3. "AB7/A" - 4:31 (Chris Carter solo)
  4. "E-Coli" - 4:16
  5. "Death Threats" - 0:41
  6. "Walls of Sound" - 2:48
  7. "Blood on the Floor" - 1:07

CD release

  1. "I.B.M." - 2:35
  2. "Hit by a Rock" - 2:32
  3. "United" - 0:16
  4. "Valley of the Shadow of Death" - 4:01
  5. "Dead on Arrival" - 6:10
  6. "Weeping" - 5:31
  7. "Hamburger Lady" - 4:15
  8. "Hometime" - 3:46
  9. "AB/7A" - 4:31
  10. "E-Coli" - 4:17
  11. "Death Threats" - 0:41
  12. "Walls of Sound" - 2:49
  13. "Blood on the Floor" - 1:06
  14. "Five Knuckle Shuffle" - 6:43
  15. "We Hate You (Little Girls)" - 2:08


  • Chris Carter – synthesizer, keyboards, electronics, digital remastering, tapes
  • Peter Christopherson – synthesizer, tapes
  • Genesis P-Orridge – bass guitar, clarinet, violin, guitar, vocals
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti – guitar, vocals, effects, tapes


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Piero Scaruffi review
  3. ^ 20 Jazz Funk Greats (33 1/3) by Drew Daniel

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