Killing Joke

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Re: Killing Joke

Post by Greatkudu » 24 May 2019, 17:42

I have their first album,which is possibly the best? and also "Revelations",and i remember their hits when they had a more commercial faze,I am out

of touch with what they are doing now,I have heard they are one of the best live bands ever and Jaz Coleman is a totally unique frontman being a trained classical conductor,I know they or Jaz used to be really in to the occult? I don't know if he still is now,but I must try and see them live one day.

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Re: Killing Joke

Post by jason » 24 May 2019, 19:58

I've got all their stuff. Im not really into their early albums. I like Night Time onwards. Brighter than a thousand Suns is one of my all time favourite albums. I also really like Pylon, Extremities and Absolute Dissent and the one after that. I wasn't too keen on Hosannas though.

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Re: Killing Joke

Post by pigeon » 25 May 2019, 11:08

From the 8 albums's i own now, it's the early albums i prefer.
The best for me is the debut, which still sums them up best as a band.
Then Revelation's which is just as good as the debut.
What's this for? has it's moments

From then on it gets a bit patchy i don't really like Nightime!
hate Brighter than a thousand sons
& Outside gate

then it's a toss up between
Killing joke 2003
Democracy
and Pylon "pylon" is a good album.

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Re: Killing Joke

Post by Jon the Impaler » 29 May 2019, 15:27

pigeon wrote:
25 May 2019, 11:08
From the 8 albums's i own now, it's the early albums i prefer.
The best for me is the debut, which still sums them up best as a band.
Then Revelation's which is just as good as the debut.
What's this for? has it's moments

From then on it gets a bit patchy i don't really like Nightime!
hate Brighter than a thousand sons
& Outside gate

then it's a toss up between
Killing joke 2003
Democracy
and Pylon "pylon" is a good album.
I'd rate most of their more recent albums as better than their early one's . The early one's had excellent singles such as Requiem , Wardance but it wasn't until Nightime IMO that they did a consistently good album , after that there was n holding them back . Pandemonium is probably my favourite , but the last two or three have been very good . I liked Hosanna's BUT .... uncompromising in sound , I found Jaz vocal to be too shout all the way through , its a bit like The Stranglers doing a whole album of JJ in Summatoutanowt mode , irritating over a whole album . Of late Jaz has been singing again rather than yelling .
I'd have to listen to the early one's again as a lot I have forgotten now , but the singles of each were all very good , probably the best off the albums ( Follow the leader , Empire song , chop chop , Birds of a feather ) .
Overall though they are probably my second favourite band after The Stranglers and up there with Chelsea ( punk band NOT football team ) .
All quiet ..........

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Re: Killing Joke

Post by Arthur Streeb-Greebling » 29 May 2019, 20:46

Greatkudu wrote:
24 May 2019, 17:42
I have their first album,which is possibly the best? and also "Revelations",and i remember their hits when they had a more commercial faze,I am out

of touch with what they are doing now,I have heard they are one of the best live bands ever and Jaz Coleman is a totally unique frontman being a trained classical conductor,I know they or Jaz used to be really in to the occult? I don't know if he still is now,but I must try and see them live one day.
Buy the last 3 albums and work your way backwards perhaps?
These last 3 albums are my favourite 3 albums by any band over the last ten years or so and live and IMHO Killing Joke are hard to beat at the moment but I do wish they would tour more like The Stranglers do. Lazy feckers!
:grin:

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Re: Killing Joke

Post by Greatkudu » 15 Jun 2019, 12:36

Caution don't listen to Killing Joke late at night,played "Revelations" very late the other night and had terrible nightmares seeing the image of the Devil,they are all in to the Occult so I will not be playing them late at night again.

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