Timeline: 1980-1989

1980

  • Member of Spec Records (pragVEC) for nine months.
  • Makes recordings with Nurse with Wound and Come (Whitehouse)

1981

1982

1983

  • 03/08: Thirlwell guests with Soft Cell, performing “Ghost Rider” for the encore, Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK.
  • 03/10 or 23: Orange Juice featured on BBC 2 TV show “Top of the Pops”; Thirlwell plays sax on the track “Rip It Up”, ?, ?, UK.
  • ??/??: Thirlwell guests with Soft Cell for the encore “Ghost Rider”, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK.
  • ??/??: Thirlwell guests with Soft Cell for the encore “Ghost Rider” ?, Derby, England, UK.
  • ??/??: Thirlwell guests with Soft Cell for the encore “Ghost Rider”, Roseland Ballroom, NY, NY, USA.
  • ??/??: Thirlwell guests with Soft Cell for the encore “Ghost Rider” ?, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • ??/??: 4 Ugly Walls (spoken revue with Lydia Lunch, Jessamy Calkin and Tex Tottenham) live performance (JGT played piano), ?, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • ??/??: 4 Ugly Walls (spoken revue with Lydia Lunch, Jessamy Calkin and Tex Tottenham) live performance (JGT played sax), ?, NY, NY, USA.
  • 10/28: Immaculate Consumptive (Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Marc Almond & Clint Ruin (J.G. Thirlwell)) live show, 9.30 Club, Washington, DC, USA.
  • 10/29: Immaculate Consumptive live show, Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • 10/31: Immaculate Consumptive live show, Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • 10/?? or 11/??: Clint Ruin (J. G. Thirlwell) & Marc Almond are interviewed on cable TV show “??”, NY, NY, USA.
  • 11/??: Thirlwell guests with Soft Cell for the encore “Ghost Rider” Perkins Place, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 11/?? or 12/??: Swelter (JGT & Lydia Lunch, a/k/a Stinkfist) live show (w/ Norman Westberg, supporting Swans), Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • 11/?? or 12/??: Swelter live show (w/ Cliff Martinez), On Broadway, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 11/?? or 12/??: Swelter live show (w/ Cliff Martinez), Lingerie, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 11/?? or 12/??: Swelter live show (w/ Cliff Martinez; supported by Rancid Vat), ?, Portland, OR, USA.

1984

  • ??/??: Foetus Flesh (early name of Wiseblood) live show (supporting Test Dept), Ritz, NY, NY, USA.
  • ??/??: Foetus Flesh live show, Pyramid, NY, NY, USA.
  • ??/??: Foetus Flesh live show, Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • 01/??: First Foetus live show, as Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel (all SFOTW live shows on the time-line, until noted otherwise, are JGT singing over backing tapes, augmented with copious amounts of smoke, blinding white lights, and a menacingly-wielded baseball bat), Pyramid, NY, NY, USA.
  • 05/Easter: SFOTW live show, Pyramid, NY, NY, USA.
  • 06/27: SFOTW live show, Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • 09/??: Release of Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Hole recording.
  • 09/07: SFOTW live show (supported by Lydia Lunch and Lucy Hamilton), Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, USA.
  • 10/??: Release of Foetus Art Terrorism Calamity Crush recording.
  • 11/08: SFOTW live show (at One World Poetry Festival), Meervaart, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 11/??: SFOTW live show (at One World Poetry Festival), Waginingen, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 11/10: Foetus live show, NL Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 11/??: Interviewed on VPRO radio show “Frontlijn”, Netherlands.
  • 12/03: Lydia Lunch & Clint Ruin live show, ?, Turin, Italy.
  • 12/04: SFOTW live show, ?, Turin, Italy.
  • (late 84?) Release of You’ve Got Foetus On your Breath Wash / Slog recording.
  • (late 84?) Release of Foetus Uber Frisco Finely Honed Machine recording.

1985

  • ??/??: SFOTW live show, ?, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 02/??: Interviewed on BBC Radio 1 show “Saturday Live”, ?, ?, UK.
  • 02/28: SFOTW live show, Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • 04/??: Interviewed on Channel 4 TV show “The Tube”, ?, ?, UK.
  • 03/06: SFOTW live show, Oasis, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 03/08: SFOTW live show, Anti-Club, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 04/03: SFOTW live show, Bamboo Club, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • 04/06: SFOTW live show (supporting The Fall), Peppermint Lounge, NY, NY, USA.
  • 04/13: SFOTW live show, Pyramid, NY, NY, USA.
  • 05/??: Release of the Wiseblood Motorslug recording.
  • 05/15: SFOTW live show (with Einsturzende Neubauten), ?, Kansas City, MO, USA.
  • 07/08: SFOTW live show (beginning the 1985 Euro tour, dubbed “Crotch Monster Live ’85″), L.V.C., Leiden, Netherlands.
  • 07/13: SFOTW live show, Saltlageret, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 07/15: SFOTW live show, The Loft, Berlin, Germany.
  • 07/19: SFOTW live show, ?, Leiden, Netherlands.
  • 07/20: SFOTW live show, ?, Apeldorn, Netherlands.
  • 07/21: SFOTW live show, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 08/04: SFOTW live show, Kir, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 09/28: SFOTW live show, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • 10/??: Release of the Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Nail recording (non-U.S.).
  • 10/18: SFOTW live show (featuring the heads of 6 to 8 freshly-slaughtered pigs hung about the stage – future shows with this type of adornment are noted as *pigs*), Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • 10/30: SFOTW live show (*pigs*), Parody Hall, Kansas City, KS, USA.
  • 11/??: Release of the Foetus Of Excellence box.
  • 11/07: SFOTW live show, Pyramid, NY, NY, USA.
  • 11/19: SFOTW live show, Big Ban, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 11/20: SFOTW live show, ?, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 11/21: SFOTW live show, ?, Tokyo, Japan.

1986

  • ??/??: Release of the Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Nail recording (U.S.).
  • ??/??: Wiseblood live show, Ritz, NY, NY, USA.
  • 01/29: SFOTW live show, Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • 02/22: SFOTW live show, Irving Plaza, NY, NY, USA.
  • 03/07: SFOTW live show (*pigs*), Center onContemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, WA, USA.
  • 03/10: SFOTW live show, I-Beam, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 03/19: SFOTW live show (*pigs*, with Lydia Lunch, 2 shows: 8pm and 11pm), Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 03/21: Interviewed (with Lydia Lunch) on KLXU radio show “??”, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 04/16: SFOTW live show, The Rat, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 04/21: Wiseblood live show (only “Motorslug” was performed), Cat Club, NY, NY, USA.
  • 04/24: SFOTW live show (*pigs*), Revival, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 05/01: SFOTW live show (*pigs*), Metroplex, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • 07/06: Wiseblood live show, Cat Club, NY, NY, USA.
  • 08/28: Wiseblood live show (beginning of the “Yank ‘Em, Crank ‘Em, Don’t Stick Around To Thank ‘Em” tour), Markthalle, Frankfurt? Hamburg?, Germany.
  • 08/29: Wiseblood live show, ?, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • 08/31: Wiseblood live show (w/ Lydia Lunch), Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany.
  • 09/01: Wiseblood live show, Logo, Bochum, Germany.
  • 09/02: Wiseblood live show, Wartburg, Wiesbaden, Germany.
  • 09/03: Wiseblood live show, ?, Munich, Germany.
  • 09/05: Wiseblood live show, ?, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 09/06: Wiseblood live show, Fri-Son, Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • 09/08: Wiseblood live show (with Front 242), Plan K, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 09/09: Wiseblood live show (recorded & broadcast by VPRO radio; with Lydia Lunch; screening of “Fingered” film), Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 09/10: Foetus special (with Lydia Lunch) on VPRO radio show “Backlijn”, Netherlands.
  • 09/11: Wiseblood live show (with Lydia Lunch), Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • 09/12: Wiseblood live show (with Lydia Lunch), Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • 09/28: Wiseblood live show, Danceteria, NY, NY, USA.
  • (Nov) Release of the Wiseblood Someone Drowned In My Pool / Stumbo recording.

1987

  • ??/??: Self Immolation / Some Bizzare re-releases the Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Hole recording.
  • ??/??: Release of the Wiseblood Dirtdish recording.
  • ??/??: Release of the Flesh Volcano Slut recording.
  • ??/??: Release of the Clint Ruin / Lydia Lunch Stinkfist recording.
  • 01/12: Wiseblood live show, I-Beam, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 01/15: Wiseblood live show, Cafe Voltaire, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  • 01/16: Wiseblood live show, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 01/18: Wiseblood live show, Revival, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 02/08: Wiseblood live show, Revival, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 02/10: Wiseblood live show, 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • 02/12: Wiseblood live show, The Rat, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 02/13: Wiseblood live show, Bookies, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • 05/03: Wiseblood live show (supported by Big Stick, Lee Renaldo’s From Here To Infinity, Snakefinger and Lydia Lunch as emcee), Ritz, NY, NY, USA.
  • 07/??: Release of The Foetus All-Nude Revue’s Bedrock recording.
  • 07/27: Wiseblood live show, Paradise, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 07/27: Self Immolation / Homestead label re-releases the Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Nail recording.
  • 08/01: Wiseblood live show, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 08/07:Wiseblood live show, The Scream, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • (Oct) Release of the Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Ramrod recording.

1988

  • 01/??:Interviewed on VRPO radio show “Frontlijn”, Netherlands.
  • 09/??: Release of the Foetus Interruptus Thaw recording.
  • 09/01: Foetus Interruptus live show (first tour with a live band, all prior have been with backing tapes; line-up this tour: J. G. Thirlwell, Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys, Ted Parsons & Raymond Watts), Live Station, Dortmund, Germany.
  • 09/03: Foetus Interruptus live show, Bad, Hannover, Germany.
  • 09/04: Foetus Interruptus live show, Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany.
  • 09/??: Foetus Interruptus live show, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 09/09: Foetus Interruptus live show, Nighttown, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • 09/11: Foetus Interruptus live show, Vera, Groningen, Netherlands.
  • 09/13: Foetus Interruptus live show, The Docks, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 09/15: Foetus Interruptus live show, Sardines, Oslo, Norway.
  • 09/19: Foetus Interruptus live show, Town & Country Club, London, UK.
  • 09/20: Foetus Interruptus live show, Town & Country Club, London, UK.
  • 09/24: Foetus Interruptus live show, Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 09/26: Foetus Interruptus live show, Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany.
  • 09/27: Foetus Interruptus live show, Metropol, Vienna, Austria.
  • 09/29: Foetus Interruptus live show, Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 09/30: Foetus Interruptus live show, Fri-Son Club, Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • (? Nov) Interviewed on VPRO radio show La Stampa (+ excerpt from 09 Sep 1988 show in Rotterdam), Netherlands.

1989

  • ??/??: Widowspeak label re-releases the Clint Ruin / Lydia Lunch Stinkfist recording.
  • 03/??: Release of the Foetus Corruptus Rife “bootleg” recording.

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