Tesco Organisation was born of the love of pure industrial music. The label was founded in the late 80's as a natural extension of the interests and recording activities of some young German artists and their friends. The name is an homage to the legendary British industrial band Throbbing Gristle, who appropriated it from the UK supermarket chain and wrote the song "Tesco Disco."
Throughout the 90's, the fledgling underground label transformed into a niche mailorder, and then into a successful independent distribution company. There have been over 75 releases on the Tesco and Functional labels, and Tesco Distribution has grown to become one of the foremost hubs for industrial, noise, power electronics, dark ambient, neofolk and experimental vinyl and CDs from around the world.
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