Temple Records 1985. TOPY S 009 + TOPY H 009
For some reason I have both the 12″ and the double 7″ of this release, but it is a favourite. Godstar is about the late Brian Jones who died just before the Stones famous 1969 Hyde Park gig and has since been credited with all sorts of mystical powers. I wouldn’t know about that, but it’s certainly the sort of thing you’d expect Psychic TV to pick up on.
The cover claims that it’s from the soundtrack of a forthcoming film, although I’ve never heard of it actually being released or even finished. The title track is very Stones inspired, which is quite a departure for PTV, although they do a really good job of it, especially on the 7″ version which is by far the best. Hard to imagine such a listenable track was created by someone who was a founder member of Throbbing Gristle. The remainder is a bit patchy, but the Hyperdelic mix works well.
More recently, Psychic TV founder Genesis P Orridge has become better known for his attempt to create a hybrid being with his wife, which involved him having radical plastic surgery in order to look like her. She died a few years back, leaving his project not just bizarre to everyone else, but also tragic.