Peter Christopherson

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Peter Martin Christopherson, a.k.a. Sleazy (born February 27, 1955) is a musician, video director and designer, and former member of the influential British design agency Hipgnosis.

He was one of the original members of the infamous Industrial Records band, Throbbing Gristle. After Throbbing Gristle he participated in the foundation of Psychic TV along with Geoffrey Rushton, aka John Balance. After his short time in Psychic TV, Christopherson formed Coil along with Balance, which lasted just under 23 years. Christopherson has participated in the reuniting of Throbbing Gristle as well as composed an album for his current solo endeavor The Threshold HouseBoys Choir.

Peter Christopherson has worked with Nine Inch Nails on many projects, including filming and directing the Broken Movie, as well as music videos from the Broken EP (Wish, Last, and Gave Up) and contributing a remix to the Fixed EP.

Body of Work


Solo as Peter Christopherson

  • "In My Head A Crystal Sphere Of Heavy Fluid" on Foxtrot (1998)

Solo as The Threshold HouseBoys Choir

  • ...It Just Is compilation contains the track "Mahil Athal Nadrach" (CD) (2005)
  • X-Rated: The Dark Files compilation contains the track "So Young It Knows No Maturing" (CD) (2006)
  • Form Grows Rampant debut album (CD+DVD) (2007)

with Throbbing Gristle

See Discography at Wikipedia

with Psychic TV

  • Force The Hand Of Chance
  • Just Drifting
  • Dreams Less Sweet
  • Berlin Atonal Vol. 1
  • Berlin Atonal Vol. 2
  • N.Y. Scum
  • Thee City Ov Tokyo/Thee City Ov New York
  • Mein-Goett-In-Gen

with Coil, Sickness Of Snakes, ELpH, The Eskaton and Black Light District

See Discography at Wikipedia

Music video director filmography

  • Marc Almond - "Waifs and Strays", "Tainted Love '91", and "Say Hello Wave Goodbye '91"
  • Bjorn Again - "A Little Respect"
  • Jerry Cantrell - "Cut You In"
  • Coil - "The Wheel", "Tainted Love", "Windowpane", "The Snow (Answers Come In Dreams II)", "Love's Secret Domain"
  • The Crystal Method - "Comin' Back"
  • Erasure - "Chains of Love", "A Little Respect", "Stop"
  • The Firm - "Radioactive", "All The King's Horses", "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
  • Gavin Friday - (track unknown)
  • Front 242 - "Rhythm of Time"
  • Diamanda Galás - "Double Barrel Prayer"
  • Gemini - (unknown)
  • Barry Gibb - "Now Voyager"
  • Hanson - "I Will Come to You"
  • Nona Hendryx - (track unknown)
  • K's Choice - "Not an Addict" (live version), "Everything for Free"
  • The Law - (track unknown)
  • Magnum - (track unknown)
  • Paul McCartney - "Going Home (From Rio to Liverpool)"
  • Ministry - "N.W.O.", "Just One Fix", "Over the Shoulder"
  • Nine Inch Nails - The Broken Movie ("Pinion", "Wish", "Help Me I Am in Hell", "Gave Up"), "March of the Pigs" (two versions: one officially released, with clips of the scrapped version available on the Closure DVD)
  • Robert Plant - "Tall Cool One"
  • Rage Against the Machine - "Freedom", "Killing in the Name Of", "Bombtrack", "Bulls on Parade", "People of the Sun"
  • Senser - "Age of Panic"
  • Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
  • Silverchair - "Pure Massacre"
  • Stabbing Westward - "Lies"
  • 10cc - (track unknown)
  • The The - "Infected", "The Mercy Beat", "Heartland"
  • The Threshold HouseBoy's Choir - "Mahil Athal Nadrach", "So Young It Known No Maturing", and other videos from the album Form Goes Rampant.
  • 3 lb. Thrill - "Something Will Come"
  • The Wildhearts - "Suckerpunch"
  • Van Halen - "Don't Tell Me"
  • Jah Wobble - "Becoming More Like God"
  • Yes - "Owner of a Lonely Heart"

Album artwork credits

  • A Certain Ratio - To Each...
  • Dave Ball - In Strict Tempo
  • Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (credited on LP and CD cover to Hipgnosis)
  • Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (credited on LP and CD cover to Hipgnosis)
  • Pink Floyd - Animals (credited on LP and CD cover to Hipgnosis)
  • Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (credited on LP and CD cover to Hipgnosis)
  • Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel, aka "Peter Gabriel I or "Car" (credited on LP and CD cover to Hipgnosis)
  • Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel, aka "Peter Gabriel II" or "Melt" (credited on LP and CD cover to Hipgnosis)
  • Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel, aka "Peter Gabriel III" or "Scratch" (credited on LP and CD cover to Hipgnosis)

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