Larry Thrasher

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Larry Thrasher (born 1959) is an American experimental musician, remixer, and producer. [1] Thrasher was a member of Psychic TV,[ citation needed ] Thee Majesty and Splinter Test. In addition, Thrasher was in collaboration with Kim Cascone on the experimental noise project Thessalonians. He is credited under the aliases DJ Cheb I Sabbah Wa Mektoub, Baba Larry Ji,. [1] and Larriji. [2] He is also a long time follower of Meher Baba.


Selected discography

The Thessalonians:

Psychic TV:

Splinter Test:

Thee Majesty:

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

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  2. "Larry Thrasher | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 27 August 2020.