[dropcap]A[/dropcap] bit of history from the 80s Post Industrial scene. Both Coil, a band you should know if you frequently haunt this site as I am trying to convince everyone to love them, and Test Dept., unsung heroes of the early 80s, were mashed together with Jim Thirlwell a.k.a. Foetus and Current 93‘s David Tibet for a documentary that aired in 1988 on Dutch Television.
Combining video footage of concerts of the respective bands (not so much Coil as they didn’t play gigs in that time), especially Test Dept go in-depth with the political ambition of anti-commercialism and the ever-questioning ambition of Industrial Music towards existing structures. (more…)