Suicide & Ghosts: Throbbing Gristle’s Beachy Head

Throbbing Gristle's Beachy Head


DOM COOPER looks at the disturbing background to Throbbing Gristle’s Beachy Head – a song about the notorious Sussex suicide spot


Spooky SoundsThrobbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk GreatsThe album is called 20 Jazz Funk Greats and its cover is adorned with a kitsch photo of the group Throbbing Gristle standing at the edge of a cliff.

Against a lush green grass that is punctuated by bright yellow flowers, the band looks very 1970s in its summer pastels.

But the tame scene holds a much darker resonance (shades of suburban England, a touch of behind closed doors and a hint of best not talked about) because the cliff behind the band is Beachy Head.

England’s most infamous suicide spot, Beachy Head is the highest cliff on the Sussex coast and the southernmost point of the Downs.

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. I am so fascinated with anything to do with ghosts whether its fact or fiction , i would just love to go on ghosts hunts paranormal activities is just great ever since I was a little girl and lived at my nans old crooked haunted house she taught me never be afraid irene and I never was so many strange things that went on in that house and other houses I lived in..

  2. i wonder if moggie is still on the site of nans old house…having a swim cos there is a swimming baths there now… i will never forget getting a whack on my backside when i was in the front room dancing in front of the mirror!!nan has said to me the devil would come out & get me if i kept doing it!! there was no one else in the room lol.. xx

  3. yeh i do believe he is rose i know he followed us to norfolk my mum saw him bless her a little while before she died xxxx

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