JG Thirlwell

About JG Thirlwell

The extraordinarily versatile musician JG Thirlwell, active under many aliases and in many groups, works in fields ranging from postpunk rock to cartoon music to contemporary classical composition. His works juxtapose various styles, forming connections between his areas of musical interest. Thirlwell moved to London at 18 and immersed himself in the city's punk and postpunk scenes. He performed in the band PragVEC and then formed his own band, Foetus. With Foetus (which had many offshoots, all of whose names contained the word "Foetus"), he released his debut single, OKFM/Spite Your Face, on his own Self-Immolation label. Thirlwell was active as a producer for such high-profile groups as Faith No More and Nine Inch Nails. Thirlwell formed two experimental instrumental groups, Steroid Maximus and Manorexia. Under the title JG Thirlwell: Dystonia, the Mivos Quartet released a collection of Thirlwell's classical pieces in 2023.

Melbourne, Australia
January 29, 1960

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