Killing Joke

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Re: Killing Joke

Post by Arthur Streeb-Greebling » 06 Nov 2018, 02:13

Review of sorts in reverse, got to chat with ‘YOUTH’ outside after the gig, the Killing Joke bass player and producer of artists such as Paul McCartney who I believe he recorded several albums with under the name of ‘The Fireman’? and many many other artists too.

Anyway I was wearing The Stranglers logo T-Shirt and I noticed Youth was looking at it so I decided to suggest to Youth that Killing Joke and The Stranglers should tour together, it would be Magnificent but he looked at me as if I was a bit of a loony [well, he’s not wrong there) anyway I said his spliff smelt nice and he offered me a go on it, but I politely declined.
I think I was at one point talking to Jaz Coleman’s sister or something and asked what she thought of Killing Joke and The Stranglers doing a tour together and I got a barrage of The Stranglers? Sexist pigs, blah blah, horrible people, Women haters, Women beaters!!! .....er hello WTF? LOL. Come on Woman, have you been hanging around with that wanker- John Savage for the last 42 years? jeez Women, show a little bit of intelligence FFS.

Anyway the gig, it was a good un but I was pissed off cos usually gigs (Headliners) at the Leeds O2 Acadamy come on stage at 9.15pm ish, got a lift off a mate who was on a way to a rave with his lady friend and got down there for 8.20pm and the fuckers had been on stage since 8pm already! WTF?
Anyway the sound was a bit like Motörhead at times - to be honest - a sheer wall of fucking noise, guess it’s where you stand as always but it just wasn’t a good mix, perhaps the guy mixing was deaf, stoned or both or ....dead. You couldn’t hear each instrument very well. Jaz Coleman looked liked a man possessed as usual but you just don’t know with that guy if he’s faking it or proper fucked, or channeling some kinda fucked-upness specially in interviews, apparently he’s got an IQ of ‘190’ or summat (ahem.....Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein ‘only’ had an IQ of 160) and comes out with some intelligent and interesting information but other times you just think the guys a bit of a nob, he’s a strange one is Mr Coleman. The set was ok but there was loads more I was hoping to hear from last 3 albums which are superb and deserved to be heard. But you got all the old classics and some new ones -

(no ‘"In Cythera’ my all time fave :( at the moment and ‘ "In Excelsis’)

According to setlist fm -

* European Super State 

* Autonomous Zone

* Eighties 

* New Cold War 

* Requiem 

* Bloodsport 

* Follow the Leaders 

* Butcher 

* Loose Cannon 

* Labyrinth 

* Corporate Elect 

* Asteroid 

* The Wait 

* Pssyche 

* Encore:
* S.O.36 

* Turn to Red 

* Love Like Blood 

* The Death and Resurrection Show 

* Wardance 

* Pandemonium 


i dont do marks out of ten, hell I don’t do fecking reviews to be honest but I’ll give it a 7/10.



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Re: Killing Joke

Post by MrBlack77 » 09 Nov 2018, 17:45

Top notch in Manchester on wednesday. To honest there aint much better live knocking around these days Jaz and the boys are on fire.

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Re: Killing Joke

Post by Arthur Streeb-Greebling » 09 Nov 2018, 19:17

MrBlack77 wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 17:45
Top notch in Manchester on wednesday. To honest there aint much better live knocking around these days Jaz and the boys are on fire.
So the mix was good? Sounded good or like in Leeds, sounded like Listening to Motörhead?
Just a noise, a wonderful noise but still just a noise.
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Re: Killing Joke

Post by gizzard » 19 Nov 2018, 12:31

Incredible end of tour gig at the Roundhouse, better than the Bristol gig I went to a week before(and that good!).

For me there is no better live band around, the sheer power, intensity and songs just piss over all competitors.

Here's hoping for an new album and some more live dates. 8)
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