Genesis P-Orridge

Genesis P-Orridge was a founder of artistic collectives, the inventor of industrial music as well as the term “industrial music,” and a maker of experimental music in the bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, with more than 200 musical releases. Genesis was called a “wrecker of civilization” during a session of British Parliament, was the co-instigator of the Pandrogeny Project, and was a global icon in the avant-garde art scene. Their archives were recently acquired for the permanent collection of London’s Tate Modern. Tim Mohr has co-written bestselling memoirs by Gil Scott-Heron, Paul Stanley of KISS, and Duff McKagan of Guns n’ Roses, as well as a forthcoming memoir by Joe Walsh of the Eagles. His own book, Burning Down the Haus, a history of East German punk rock and the role dissident musicians played in bringing down the Berlin Wall, earned praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others.