Psychic TV – Good Vibrations


Psychic TV (also referred to as PTVPsychick TV, as well as several other aliases) were an English experimental video art and music group, formed by performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and Scottish musician Alex Fergusson in 1981 after the break-up of Throbbing Gristle.

Psychic TV – The Magickal Mystery D Tour E.P. – Good Vibrations + Roman P.

Contributors to Psychic TV have included artists such as CoilCurrent 93Monte CazazzaLarry ThrasherHilmar Örn HilmarssonSoft CellFred GiannelliHafler TrioThe CultMaster Musicians of JajoukaWilliam BreezeDerek JarmanJohn GoslingTimothy LearyRose McDowallAndrew Weatherall, and Z’EVThee Temple ov Psychick Youth (a.k.a. T.O.P.Y.) formed as an organisation at the inception of the band, who conceived it as a magical order and the philosophical wing of Psychic TV. T.O.P.Y. also functions as a cult-like fan-club for the group.

Psychic TV have released over one hundred full-length albums to date, and earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for most records released in one year (1986). This occurred after the band attempted to release 23 live albums on the 23rd day of 23 consecutive months.

Psychic TV was influential in pioneering the acid house genre, releasing several fake compilations in an effort to popularize the sound, such as Jack the Tab and Tekno Acid Beat. According to some, acid house was actually given its name by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

After breaking up in 1999, they reformed as PTV3 with a completely new line-up in 2003, but disbanded in 2020 when their core member Genesis Breyer P-Orridge died.