― Inukko, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Omar, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Dr. C, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― DJ Martian, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
I have a dreadful feeling though that if I was Japanese I'd think the
same things about Keiji Haino that I do about Jaz Coleman.
― Tom, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― s0ul, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Jerry, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Mik Raven, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Bought the new Primal Scream album. Everyone raving about it. "Wardance" from the Joke blows that whole damn album away. And as for not
being heavy enough; listen to Extremities and Exorcist off of Pandemonium.
Honor, Intensity, Integrity, First Rate Musicianship and having a profound influence on many popular bands: KILLING JOKE!
― Cash Lone, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Or, for that matter:
― Nicole, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― nicholas fitzpatrick, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Sorry, that story isn't true.
― Nick, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― nick fitzpatrick, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
I have seen 'the bastards' live, Nicholas, which was as dispiriting
and boring as any gig I've ever been to.
― alex, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
You are talking out of your arse.
You've seen them live ?
Did you have your eyes closed & your fingers in your ears ?
Honour The Fire.
― Tabazan, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Sometimes when Killing Joke don't like a crowd they aim to f**k
'em off. They probably didn't like the look of you.
"HONOUR THE FIRE" !!, ..."THERE IS NO-ONE MIGHTIER"
See what I mean. As I said - Pomp-post-punk at it's most preposterous.
Like so many other things, I first stumbled across them thanks to the
1989 _Trouser Press_ guide, and being a Questing Young College DJ
Type, I searched and listened. As that was arguably the era of Wax
Trax dominance and I was duly (and pleasantly) scarred for life, early
KJ made perfect sense to me as proto-Ministry. If you want proof, dig
up "Burning Inside" from _Mind is a Terrible Thing..._, which is a
*total* KJ homage. And Chuck Eddy noticed it as well. ;-)
End of the eighties, total muck. Nineties stuff, mixed to
indifferent. I think I'm also glad I've never actually seen them
live. The first three albums, though -- they still rock. "Requiem,"
"Wardance," "Follow the Leader," and of course the godlike "The Wait,"
which not even Metallica could really screw up -- all reasons to say
they had a definite something.
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
As for the Primal Scream album, I didn't like it either. I can quite
see why KJ fans would have a problem with a record which kicks off
with "Kill All Hippies", mind you.
― Motel Hell, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Tanya, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
What ever next! This thread is already chaotic, complex and intense
just like Killing Joke passionate music.
Maybe Killing joke fans can address, Tom's question:
What are Killing Joke communicating?
What makes Killing Joke's music different from other artists?
What albums would you recommend?
and Tanya there are a few female fans on the KJ mailing list!
Rather than trading personal insults, lets focus on the music, lets
keep the debate intelligent.
My full reply on why Killing Joke are one the most important British
bands of all time will arrive later.
Not for the first time in the last few days, an enthusiast has told
us that we can't judge a band on merely one or two albums. I would
like to register my strong disagreement with this, and suggest to
them that, by their own logic, they are not qualified to talk about
music until they have heard EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF MUSIC EVER
RECORDED. Then they can come back to me with their valid opinions.
As for KJ, I quite like a couple of things off their first LP because
they mostly remind me of being 11 years old. Now I think they're
pretty much rubbish but nostalgia leads me back to 'Wardance'
Requiem' and 'Psyche' once in a while. Note to regular readers: I'm
not proud of this.
As far as being 'the forefathers of industrial music' I'd be much
happier looking at Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle (whose
label gave industrial its name, let's not forget), both of whom were
funnier and less obvious than KJ. And frankly better.
― Tim, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― jel, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Nick Greenfield, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Anyway, Tim Hopkins deserves the highest praise for his "every single
piece of music ever recorded" comment.
And I quite like Killing Joke's first album, but I'm starting to feel
embarrassed about it.
― Patrick, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
And I did appreciate Tim's zinger. But my point on the Swans still
― Darrin Addams, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Dr.C, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Rob Moss, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
As for not liking the music, what specifically? The guitars? The drumming? Dub influence? The melodies? oh wait, the song titles. thats it.
with the joke integrity is never an issue.
― CASH LONE, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Pete, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Certainly the likes of Ministry, Nine Inch Nails & other "industrial"
heavyweights have profited in Killing Joke's slipstream. Have you
heard the first Ministry album "With Sympathy" from 1983 ? Sounds
like the f*ck*ng Thompson Twins !
Killing Joke soon developed their own "tribal" style of music which
was plagiarized by the lesser likes of Sex Gang Children, Play Dead,
1919, Danse Society & a host of others. Fair enough, I can well
appreciate that people do not like their music but to deny their
importance in rock's rich history is being sadly ill-informed.
As for Jaz's classical projects, I sense an obvious air of inverted
snobbery from the mainstream music press - never seems to get a
mention. With the demise of Melody Maker & Sounds, the poor old NME
cover laughable pop tripe cos it's desperate for readership.
― The Jester, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
They are acknowledged as being major influences on the likes of Faith
No More, Soundgarden, Metallica and Nirvana. Musically, there's
nobody quite like the Joke - they've been brave enough in the $$
driven world of commercialism to explore different sounds and rhythms.
Yeah, you either love them or hate them. I'm a Joker. I love the
combination of the frenetic drums, driving bass and edgey guitar
delivered like nobody else does. I get the adrenalin spike whenever I
hear 'Wardance', 'Whiteout' or 'Exorcism'. The lyrics, while I don't
always agree with the sentiment, compliment the music perfectly.
Definately paved the way for some classic acts. Definately more
classic than dud.
The Joker in me says "if you don't like them, then fuck you". Good
thing I have him under control...
― Scott The Joker, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― The Last Laugh, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
KILLING JOKE: THE BEGINNING
The first four albums are worth exploring Killing Joke (1980) and
What’s this for (1981) Revelations (1982) Fire Dances. (1983)
The first two had a raw intense feeling, that merged punk, and to my
ears Black Sabbath and even the stooges and dub influences into a new
sonic blueprint. The next built two built and extended Killing Joke
reputation as an individualistic band that stood apart from other
The tribal drumming, the pounding rhythms, the use of keyboards,
powerful bass guitars, and guitars that shatter with intensity and
Jaz's passionate vocal delivery style.
KILLING JOKE: THE MID EIGHTIES
1985 – January saw the release of the Killing Joke most famous
song “Love Like Blood” this was my first introduction to Killing Joke
as 14 year old going on 15. The immense power and build up in this
song, to me is as important as Love will tear us apart. The influence
of this song alone inspired Faith No More to create similar intense
tracks on their Introduce Yourself album.
Night time is one of my personal favourite album of the 80s, injected
melody with power - and one of the classic alternative rock singles
of all time - Love Like Blood. Although released in 1985 this still
sounds contemporary with a razor sharp production by Chris Kimsey.
Brighter than a thousand Suns - was more melodic, but very
atmospheric and arty. Listen closely the tempos were complex.
Adorations was a fine single that should have been a hit, but just
MY FIRST EXPERIENCE OF KILLING JOKE
Back in 1985 ! over 16 years a go! The band music have been with me
ever since. There are few British artists that were making music over
twenty years that still have integrity, of believing music as an art
form Killing Joke are one of them along with Wire, The The –
recording music only when the need to make music arises, not as a
quick short term career cash in releasing bullshit to appease the NME
WHAT ARE KILLING JOKE COMMUNICATING? WHY ARE KILLING JOKE IMPORTANT?
Killing Joke stand alone as band in their approach to music. They
don’t belong to any one genre - Killing Joke stand alone. Killing
Joke stand for individuality, integrity, a real escape for the
mundane every day life routines.
INFLUENCE OF KILLING JOKE ON MUSIC
Voivod, Tool, Red Harvest, Solefald, Jane’s Addiction, early Faith No
More, Modern English, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Rico, Nine Inch Nails,
Scorn, Godflesh, The God Machine, Nirvana and many more.
Indeed my favourite album of 2000 Red Harvest – Cold Dark Matter, was
influenced by Killing Joke
A highly recommended for everyone who likes challenging edgy powerful
Fact Killing Joke are one of the most important British bands in
influencing other artists across a wide spectrum of artists. Killing
Joke have inspired, I can’t see dull plonkers like Cast, OCS, and
Stereophonics ever inspiring anything creative! Can you? No
THE 90S LEGACY:
Fact Killing Joke released two of the finest albums by a British band
in the 90s, that they have written out of history by the NME/ Enemy
and a generation of Britpoppers/ and dad rockers are not even aware
of Killing Joke existence is despicable!
"And is it just be or are they not anywhere near as heavy-sounding as
they're made out to be."
Tom, honestly have you heard 1990 Extremities album - one of the most
sonically powerful albums by a British group over the past 25 years.
KJ Released two of the finest albums of the 90s:
Extremities, Dirt and various Repressed Emotions - that was like Joy
Division, Big Black and thrash metal (that they influenced in the
first place) combined with the Killing Joke blueprint crushed into a
molten breakdown of immense complex sonic power. Not since The Cure
unleashed Pornography has psychotic power felt this multi dimensional
and visceral extreme.
Then in 1994 Pandemonium - Killing Joke injected 3D vibe into their
music that transcended their previous peaks the tribal early sound,
the supreme melodic power of Night time and the intensity of
In 1994 Killing Joke stood alone there was no British band doing what
they achieved with this album. This was not only an artistic success
for the band, but also there most successful sales wise worldwide.
They even achieved a few top 40 hits, all be it minor ones. At the
start of the dull brit pop retro trip that we were to suffer
throughout the 90s, this Killing joke shined like a beacon in a sea
of conformist shit.
In 1994 I rated Bark Psychosis -hex, O rang - herd of instinct and
Killing Joke - pandemonium as a reinvention in innovative British
guitar music, each adding their own individual axis of invention. If
you have never listened to Pandemonium give it a try, this was
complex music, that was powerful with an inventive streak running
through it, the intersounds of bass guitar, powerful guitar, synth
mixed brilliantly by Youth.
No British band matched this album in this style throughout the 90s,
and only Earthtone 9 arc’ tan’gent in 2000 attempted to get close
with their excellent Killing Joke inspired sounds.
In half a decade of dull retro britpop, Killing Joke injected
orginality and intensity, their pandemonium album is sublime.
THE FUTURE: Why we still need Killing Joke in the future more than
Looking at the gormless bands in the NME/on Steve Lammo’s show, I
thought that a new millennium we had seen the back of verse-chorus-
verse 60s and rehashed influences. Have you seen the cunts flooding
back this year Travis, Bluetones, Dodgy, The Divine Comdey,
Stereophonics, The Manics, Ash, Gay Dad, Ocean Colour Scene, Cast,
Shed Seven, and newer duds such as Clearlake, Lowgold, Coldplay,
Terris, Toploader, Starsailor… it is enough to make anyone vomit in
this MOR mid paced indie shit, that I know that many regulars of I
Love Music detest as much Killing Joke fans!
We need Killing Joke to inject originality, vitality and passion back
into rock music.
Singles collection album Autumn 2001.
A new album with Jaz, Raven, Geordie sometime in the future
However Killing Joke will release a new album, that was stated by Jaz
Coleman last year will be the most violent opus yet!
and Paul Raven has confirmed.. that moves are being made in
preparation for the new album, which he has predicted will be
a "crushing masterpiece".
So the WAIT goes on !!!!
I am looking forward to a future new Killing Joke, even if this
delayed to 2002!. There are a very few bands to match them, although
the forthcoming albums by Tool and The Chameleons are two that I am
looking forward to in the interim.
Also turn the volume right up and feel the power and intensity of
Killing Joke music shudder through you, I recommend the 1992
compilation Laugh I nearly bought one, and 1994 Pandemonium as
excellent starting points.
Killing Joke passionate music for passionate people. Tom I hope you
don't mind the take over of this thread, Killing Joke are a special
band that deserve greater exposure, the likes of NME and Xfm have
ignored them - they deserve respect.
By the way I don't think we ever will convert DC ! So leave it that !
For more information I Recommend
Killing Joke: The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh
― DG, Wednesday, 21 March 2001 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
this band is shit. Dud
It's YOU who is shit, am0n.
― Alex in NYC, Monday, 23 July 2007 21:12 (5 years ago) Permalink
That was quicker than I thought!
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 July 2007 21:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
Why waste time?
― Alex in NYC, Monday, 23 July 2007 21:17 (5 years ago) Permalink
the four-minute man!
― sexyDancer, Monday, 23 July 2007 21:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
this band is shit. Dud
― am0n, Monday, 23 July 2007 21:21 (5 years ago) Permalink
There is the theory of the Moebius.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 July 2007 21:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
am0n is way wrong
― Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 00:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
― am0n, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink
If that first batch of Killing Joke defenders was for real, then jeez!
I've never heard anything by this band, but I once saw a Czech fake documentary where their lead singer appeared as himself, and he was mighty funny. I'm not sure if that was the intention though. A great film, anyway.
― Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 20:17 (5 years ago) Permalink
No matter what you think of everything else they've ever done, how someone can hear the first LP and think "dud" is beyond me. WARDANCE PEOPLE FOR FUCK'S SAKE. REQUIEM EVEN.
― Telephone thing, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 20:20 (5 years ago) Permalink
"Follow the Leaders" is some of the most awesome + brutal shit ever. Those DRUMS.
― Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 20:21 (5 years ago) Permalink
We are very much for real, thank you very much.
That would be "Year of the Devil". Patchy in parts, but otherwise quite entertaining.
― Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 20:46 (5 years ago) Permalink
ts: debut vs. what's THIS for...!
fuck now I can't find my copy of wTf, fuck that
― J0hn D., Tuesday, 24 July 2007 20:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
Played What's THIS For..! in its entirety yesterday, and it is absolutely omnipotent.
― Alex in NYC, Monday, 6 August 2007 16:49 (5 years ago) Permalink
I like the first three albums (in descending order of chronology, probably) and the live Ha! EP quite a bit. And I've pretty much liked them all ever since they came out.
Beyond that, I'm still not convinced.
― xhuxk, Monday, 6 August 2007 17:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
You like three and a half albums by the band and you're not convinced?
― Alex in NYC, Monday, 6 August 2007 18:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
The early singles collected on the _Chaos For Breakfast_ box are astounding. Never heard anything else like them - post-punk reggae initially, then just post-punk POWER. There's a good reason people are ga-ga over Jaz - he's a rare shouter who not only sounds good doing it, he's yelling FOR YOU!
― Mr. Odd, Monday, 6 August 2007 18:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
xp I said unconvinced "beyond that." They really lose a lot for me starting with Fire Dances, and I'm not convinced they ever got it back; sounds like they're just spinning their wheels, doing incrementally less exciting versions on the sound they started out with. I feel like people cut them slack for the mediocre later stuff because the early stuff was so awesome. But apparently people hear something in the post-'82-or-so stuff that I don't.
"Wardance" does blow away everything I've ever heard by Primal Scream, though.
And they did invent a genre, more or less. Without Killing Joke, there's maybe no Big Black, no Rammstein, no Test Dept., no Nine Inch Fucking Nails (okay, that might be a good thing, but I won't hold it against them.) And Ministry might've spent their entire career sounding like twee Anglophile synth-pop wannabees.
(And yeah, Big Black were ripping off Metal Urbain, too. But they ripped off Killing Joke more.)
By the way, Alex, ever hear of these guys? Early '80s band, they sound a lot like Killing Joke. Which probably explains why their EP came out on KJ's Malicious Damage label. CD reissue just out this year, and I like it a lot:
― xhuxk, Monday, 6 August 2007 19:00 (5 years ago) Permalink
(Oops, reissue actually out in 2004, apparently. But I didn't hear it til this year.)
― xhuxk, Monday, 6 August 2007 19:02 (5 years ago) Permalink
Thanks for the tip, I just ordered the Red Beat comp! I heart ILM!
― Mr. Odd, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 00:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
am0n vs. alex in nyc, oh no! mutually assured destruction awaits!!
― Eisbaer, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 01:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
I've only heard about M etal Urbain. Never layed ears on them, though.
― Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 01:56 (5 years ago) Permalink
no Nine Inch Fucking Nails (okay, that might be a good thing, but I won't hold it against them.) And Ministry might've spent their entire career sounding like twee Anglophile synth-pop wannabees.
Oh my yes. Really, NIN and Ministry made if very hard for me to like this music until recently. For a lot of people, it seems like it was a continuum, but for me it was a cold break to the derivative.
― bendy, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 02:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
RIP Paul Raven:
― moley, Sunday, 21 October 2007 10:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
I am beyond stunned. Regardless of his affiliation with any single band, Raven was an exceptionally warm, big-hearted guy. He will be sorely missed.
― Alex in NYC, Sunday, 21 October 2007 11:49 (5 years ago) Permalink
I was just about to start a thread, Alex I think you should be the one to do it.
― Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 21 October 2007 14:11 (5 years ago) Permalink
WHAT. a heart attack??
― Tracer Hand, Sunday, 21 October 2007 17:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
fuck.....to soon. rip Raven.
― drone/a/sore, Sunday, 21 October 2007 17:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
Wow that really sucks. RIP.
(I wish they would turn off the pop-up ads for a eulogy..ugh)
― rockapads, Sunday, 21 October 2007 17:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
Only in his 40s and a heart attack. :-(
― stevienixed, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
I hate this fucking world.
― Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 13:59 (5 years ago) Permalink
I hate that it took the death of Paul Raven to bring it about, but.............
― Alex in NYC, Thursday, 28 February 2008 13:56 (5 years ago) Permalink
i'm guessing i need to read your blog alex to plug in the gaps of that statement ?
― mark e, Thursday, 28 February 2008 13:59 (5 years ago) Permalink
Thursday, February 28, 2008
UPDATE FROM JAZ: 29TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GATHERING
"At last a ray of sunlight to illuminate these dark days. It is indeed my deepest pleasure to announce the dates of the 29th anniversary of the gathering. As usual we are never content sitting on the laurels of past Glories, a new Killing Joke recording is scheduled this summer!. Both Geordie and myself are thrilled as we hope you are with the line up, such anticipation comes as no surprise considering we have not played together since the Brighton Top Rank in 1982. We always knew this day would come after all it was inevitable. We hope all gatherers will join us in warmly welcoming back to active service our brothers Big Paul and Youth. The mysterious chemistry of the original line up is back, let their be gladness in your hearts."
― Alex in NYC, Thursday, 28 February 2008 14:00 (5 years ago) Permalink
ah ha .. sorry.
was a little too quick off the mark there.
― mark e, Thursday, 28 February 2008 14:01 (5 years ago) Permalink
'requiem' is one of my favourite opening tracks ever.
― Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 08:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
it's pretty awesome
― latebloomer, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 08:56 (5 years ago) Permalink
I like it too.
― Sandy Blair, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 18:37 (5 years ago) Permalink
actually, that entire first record is something quite special. so powereful and enamoured with meaning, yet so digestible
― Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 04:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 11:47 (5 years ago) Permalink
Official StatementA statement was posted on Facebook, reputedly by our singer, maligning both The Cult and The Mission and pulling us out of the shows.He is now AWOL and has not contacted any of his band mates.We are deeply embarrassed by this and offer our sincere apologies to all involved.We are all concerned about our missing singer's welfare.Killing Joke made a collective decision to play with The Cult and The Mission in September.It was agreed by all of the band that we would do these shows. Indeed, we thought that they were something to look forward to, even though they were downsized.We would still like to honour our commitment to this tour, the other bands, and all the Gatherers and people who have already bought tickets and made travel arrangements.If this proves not possible, Killing Joke will make alternative arrangements to compensate for the trouble caused.Meanwhile we are doing everything we can to make this tour happen and locate our missing singer.KILLING JOKE
A statement was posted on Facebook, reputedly by our singer, maligning both The Cult and The Mission and pulling us out of the shows.He is now AWOL and has not contacted any of his band mates.
We are deeply embarrassed by this and offer our sincere apologies to all involved.
We are all concerned about our missing singer's welfare.
Killing Joke made a collective decision to play with The Cult and The Mission in September.
It was agreed by all of the band that we would do these shows. Indeed, we thought that they were something to look forward to, even though they were downsized.
We would still like to honour our commitment to this tour, the other bands, and all the Gatherers and people who have already bought tickets and made travel arrangements.
If this proves not possible, Killing Joke will make alternative arrangements to compensate for the trouble caused.
Meanwhile we are doing everything we can to make this tour happen and locate our missing singer.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 14:37 (9 months ago) Permalink
So I lost track of the story after the original facebook post about leaving the tour. Did it turn out to actually be Jaz who wrote it? I thought he was perhaps above using slang like "They all suck". But now he's hiding out somewhere, so who knows.
― Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 14:42 (9 months ago) Permalink
Did they check the bathroom?
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 15:05 (9 months ago) Permalink
Dear Gatherers,It gives me great pleasure to announce the cancellation of the upcoming gigs with The Cult and The Mission.
Frankly, playing at a gig with The Cult never appealed to me in the first place. The only reason we allowed ourselves to be talked into it was to blow both bands off the stage and to steal their respective audiences.
As the concert has been downgraded to a venue that we have recently headlined (and sold out) it doesn't make sense. In addition to this Gatherers would only get to listen to a one hour set.
Then there would be a problem with the dressing room and witnessing The Cult charge the fans $200 per head for a Meet & Greet.
Lastly, all their songs suck! They clearly have no integrity (they refer to their hometown as L.A.)...
On a more positive note KJ will be recording in Argentina just after Christmas and Brixton Academy is booked for Spring.
I do believe the band will play a private gig at Metropolis Studios (London) which is of course open to all Gatherers (you are the first to know!).
I hope you are all as relieved as I am!
PS I don't want your moneyPPS Life without KJ is unthinkable!"
― fuck google analytics (am0n), Tuesday, 31 July 2012 16:51 (9 months ago) Permalink
― Alex in NYC, Monday, July 23, 2007 5:12 PM
― fuck google analytics (am0n), Tuesday, 31 July 2012 16:53 (9 months ago) Permalink
KILLING JOKE To Release The Singles Collection 1979-2012 This Spring Via Spinefarm/Universal
KILLING JOKE will celebrate their 35th anniversary in style next year with the release of The Singles Collection 1979-2012 and a world tour set to commence in Europe this coming March. 2013 will also see the band release a new studio album!
The Singles Collection 1979-2012, set for release via Spinefarm/Universal on April 16, 2013, captures their ever-evolving story with a series of dark, apocalyptic songs that have successfully combined disco, funk and shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk fall-out. The Singles Collection 1979-2012 will be released in three formats: as a digital download, a limited edition 3-CD set and a super deluxe edition.
3-CD Version includes:- 33 career-spanning singles over 2 CDs + a third disc of rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks. This 3-CD version will be limited in number, reverting to 2 CDs containing the singles tracks. To preorder, go HERE.
Super Deluxe Version includes:- Hand-numbered hinged-lid “cigar box” made from 1500mcn black-lined rigid board finished with matt print retrospective artwork.- 33 career-spanning CD singles plus selected B-Sides in full-color card wallets featuring original artwork.- Rarities disc, including previously unreleased studio tracks.- 32-page perfect-bound book including rare photos, archive notes, band commentary.- Poster designed and personally signed by long-time KILLING JOKE artist/champion, Mike Coles, printed on 250gsm silk art. - Aluminum screw-top branded cigar tube containing original wrappers of cigars smoked by Jaz Coleman and Paul Raven during the recording of the Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell album. To preorder this version, go HERE.
KILLING JOKE, with their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul continuing to hold firm, have signed a brand new deal with Spinefarm and will soon set about recording a third studio album for the label. The release date of this new studio album is likely to be late 2013.
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 17 December 2012 11:55 (5 months ago) Permalink
Ooh, that looks nice. I finally found a copy of this year's album, I think it's even better than the last one. Shame about that cover art though.
― HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 17 December 2012 17:25 (5 months ago) Permalink
They've lacked a good career overview for about 20 years! I'm curious about the unreleased material but I don't have high expectations. And yet, I've pre-ordered it (not the super deluxe, just the 3CD set). Sucker...
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 17 December 2012 17:33 (5 months ago) Permalink
Original wrappers of cigars smoked six years ago? What else they hording?
― bendy, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 21:38 (5 months ago) Permalink
You really don't want to know...
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 02:34 (5 months ago) Permalink