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Band: Killing Joke

Postby placeholder on Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:09 am

Killing Joke get an easy NOT CRAP from me. That first run of albums (from the first self-titled one to Brighter Than A Thousand Suns) are damned great, though a couple edged into nearly bad synthpop territory. I don't care for their '90s reunion stuff particularly, but the second self-titled album from 2003? Good lord, that is a fine album. After the two that preceded it, I didn't think they had it in them anymore, but I was mistaken.
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Postby TheMilford on Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:20 am

Ahhhh, The Killing Joke.

LOVE for the Killing Joke.

I have this great box set of the first 5 LPs each on a different color vinyl. It is signed by the original band members.

best $50 I ever spent.

I actually like Brighter Than A Thousand Suns a whole lot too. They actually do synthpop quite well. Pandemonium sucks but Democracy has some killer tracks on it.

But this new one is fucking awesome....

Jaz Coleman is nuts!
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Postby John C3 on Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:46 pm

Bump.

Just pulled What's THIS For...! out for a play, seeing as it's devil day and they had some demons following them about. Inventive doesn't come into it. Imagine being in Killing Joke at the start of the eighties. Imagine.

Not crap.
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Postby rocker654 on Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:13 pm

There is not much output from this band that I would consider CRAP. I loved them in '81, saw them in '90, and although they have been all over the place, I can't remember a crap song.

NOT CRAP.
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Postby zom-zom on Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:52 pm

Scored weed for them 3 years ago. Excellent show, they still can bring it.
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Postby agent202 on Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:56 am

WAAAAAR DANCE!!
not CRAP , NO WAY TO BE CRAP!!!!!!
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Postby motorbike guy on Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:05 am

John C3 wrote:Bump.

Imagine being in Killing Joke at the start of the eighties. Imagine.

Not crap.


Yeah. the heaviest, loudest band around. I would imagine they just blew people away. One of the bands I wish I had seen back in 83. Geordie!

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Postby John C3 on Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:11 am

A friend told me that they used to have some old guy come out and do loads of weird rituals and spells and stuff before they came on. Sounds a bit crap but he said it was actually very frightening.





I am not a geordie.
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Postby zom-zom on Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:29 am

the$inmusicisallmine wrote:Yeah. the heaviest, loudest band around. I would imagine they just blew people away. One of the bands I wish I had seen back in 83. Geordie!

Not Crap to the Nth.


I saw them in 1981. Geordie's amp blew up after about 20 minutes of playing, the opening band had left so there wasn't a spare amp in the club. End of performance to a booing crowd. Jaz had dirt smeared all over his face.
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Postby mega therion on Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:58 pm

Not crap! Big influence. "What's THIS For" = HEAVY.
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Postby mrdfnle on Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:11 pm

Saw them at the city Shitty gardens in 92(?) during Money is not Our God touring of the world. TheY were not crap.
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Postby a. james on Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:11 am

not crap. was just told of them.

a little 80's sometimes. but overall noisy and loud and i like it.

look on youtube for some ridiculous 80's performances.

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Postby mackro on Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:58 am

Not Crap but with high waffles... all the Youth era albums are great... I like Fire Dances and Nighttime too, but I can barely stand anything after that... save for the 1990 era album where Martyn Atkins joined as drummer. Something, Dirt, and Other Extremities. The latest one, Hosannas, is just interminable. Ugh.

Extra blueberries on the waffles for the band's (ok, Jaz's) overblown sense of self importance. They were influentual, but they didn't invent heavy rock.

Still though, not much can compete with Killing Joke, What's THIS For..., and Revelations.
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Postby rocker654 on Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:54 am

This is a passionately NOT CARP band in my mind, Youth or no youth. Raven was a deeply dangerous bass player as well, I cling to that reality. If not great, at least NOT CARP.
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Postby Adam CR on Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:43 am

NOT CRAP, but :WF: 9.9 for their later stuff, and one of the band being an utter cunt of the lowest order.
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Postby Chapter Two on Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:44 am

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Postby mr.arrison on Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:32 am

good band.

i like the first two albums. angular rock music with the looming world-about-to-end synth atmosphere just hanging in the air- and it makes the ass move. i love it.

i also like the fact that killing joke, early on, was political without being too preachy and obvious. that placed them well above many of the hardcore bands they probably ended up playing with.
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Postby sleepkid on Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:40 am

rocker654 wrote:This is a passionately NOT CARP band in my mind, Youth or no youth. Raven was a deeply dangerous bass player as well, I cling to that reality. If not great, at least NOT CARP.


Agreed. NOT CARP, and NOT STURGEON, and certainly NOT TUNA, and NOT FLOUNDER.

...oh, and not crap as well.

(Sorry, would have let it slide, but you said it twice.)
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Postby rocker654 on Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:34 pm

sleepkid wrote:
rocker654 wrote:This is a passionately NOT CARP band in my mind, Youth or no youth. Raven was a deeply dangerous bass player as well, I cling to that reality. If not great, at least NOT CARP.


Agreed. NOT CARP, and NOT STURGEON, and certainly NOT TUNA, and NOT FLOUNDER.

...oh, and not crap as well.

(Sorry, would have let it slide, but you said it twice.)


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Postby Mick Shrimpton on Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:49 am

I bump. The new album, Hosannas From the Basement of Hell , she is not crap.
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