Possession - The Thin, White Arms, Obtusely Angled At The Elbow, Methodically Dipping And Emerging,LP,UK,1984(Stephen Thrower of Coil)
This is the first group of Stephen Thrower of Coil fame.Adopted 1964 and re-named Stephen Thrower. Brought up in Yorkshire (apart from two years in Cheshire, directly beside the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope). Schooled in various comprehensives: Marsden, Kinsley and Hemsworth.
In 1980, he formed Possession with Victor Watkins and Anna Virgina War (aka Ultrasound's Tiny, now recording as SIREN). They released one album: The Thin White Arms, Obtusely Angled At The Elbow, Methodically Dipping And Emerging (A-Mission, 1984), and a number of compilation tracks.
Thrower made contact with Throbbing Gristle by letter in 1979 and followed up his interest in the particular contribution of Peter Christopherson after learning that he and John Balance had left Psychic TV to found their own group, Coil. An exchange of letters exposed many shared interests and Thrower was soon invited to join them in the studio to record tracks for the first Coil album, Scatology (co-writing the tracks At The Heart Of It All and Solar Lodge). He moved to London in the summer of 1985, eventually leaving Possession and joining Coil full-time, beginning with their second album Horse Rotorvator and continuing with Gold is the Metal..., the Angelic Conversation soundtrack and The Unreleased Themes for Hellraiser. At the same time, Thrower became good friends with film-maker Derek Jarman, appearing in his films Imagining October, The Last of England and (fleetingly) Caravaggio. Then came Coil's Love's Secret Domain - a long period of heightened creativity and escalating excess for all concerned.
Released in 1984 through A mission label (same label as Hastings of Malawi LP....any one got it ripped?)