Monday, March 30, 2009

Throbbing Gristle

Determine a band's leader by analyzing a publicity photo.

A band's inclusion on this blog reflects neither an endorsement nor a criticism of its music. This post is merely intended as a spotlight on the inner political workings of a collection of individuals who are in the midst of a cooperative, creative endeavor.

The Process:
You, dear reader, please answer the question, "Who's in charge here?"

After sufficient discussion has taken place, a verdict can then be passed based on a majority vote.

Band: Throbbing Gristle
Genre: Industrial

Voting ends on: Monday, April 6th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

The Chick - 4 votes
Guy On Right - 1 vote
Far Left - 4 votes

Has the world gone mad? Another tie. VP, take it away...

"Let's take this back to the basics, people. In the event of a tie, the chick is usually in charge. In the event that the tie is between two chicks, or two people that may or may not be chicks, a (possible) chick with a hat surpasses a (possible) chick without. Consequently, the hatted possible chick on the Far Left is in charge."


BeckEye said...

This is one of the greatest band names ever.

I have to give it to the chick here. The one in the fur coat. I specify this because I'm actually not sure if that person on the far left is also a chick.

Jared X said...

I think this is a mislabeled photo of one of the more recent lineups of Siouxsie & the Banshees. So I'm voting for Siouxsie, third from left.

p0nk said...

i also have to go with fur coat chick.
I think the band should be named "Children of Chernobyl".

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Isn't this the band whose lead singer is called Genesis P. Orridge? Awesome. I'm going for the guy on the right, he looks like he's got the skills to take this rag-tag bunch of ragamuffins and turn them into a band.

My word verification: confuse. I am confused by the gristle, and its throbbiness.

TheOtherJennifer said...

I was originally going to go with Calamity Jane on the left but the chick in the faux (?) fur coat looks like she's at least had a good meal and a shower recently, thereby increasing her in-chargness.

BTW - many of their show dates are SOLD OUT, so get your tickets now!

I am also confused by how gristle could possibly throb but thought it wise not to dwell on it too much.

the misomaniac said...

it is clear to me that the SS officer on the far left (or maybe its a female?!) is in charge. observe his (her?) stoic pose as the morons on the right goof off, unaware that Mr. SS is thinking of ways to replace them as they speak. and then there's the look of terror on the guy next to him (her?). he (she?)'s clearly in charge.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

The eyes say it all. The gristle of the komrade on left throbs more than any other band member's gristle. (S)he's in charge.

Dealer Man said...

Military teaches discipline and leadership. The individual on the far left appears to have had some (too much) military training. That is why that person gets my vote. That and the individual has the most gristled appearance.

Family Brown. said...

Oh Throbbing Gristle, I love it, makes me think of inept Sunday league footallers, tee hee.
Erm right it's that one on the left side end with the military cap on. Fine military stance and a quasi unifrom, they are in charge.