Killing Joke
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1979
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Killing Joke Biography (Wikipedia)

Killing Joke are an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England. The original line-up included Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards), Paul Ferguson (drums), Geordie Walker (guitars) and Youth (bass).

Their first album, Killing Joke, was released in 1980. After the release of Revelations in 1982, bassist Youth was replaced by Paul Raven. The band achieved mainstream success in 1985 with both the album Night Time and the single "Love Like Blood".

A key influence on industrial rock, their early music was described by critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and John Dougan as "quasi-metal [...] dancing to a tune of doom and gloom", which gradually evolved over the years, incorporating elements of electronic music, synthpop and gothic rock, though always emphasising Coleman's "savagely strident vocals". Killing Joke have influenced many later bands and artists, such as Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden. Coleman and Geordie have been the only constant members of the band.

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Wardance - BBC Session 17/10/1979
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Wardance - BBC Session 17/10/1979
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Eighties
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Eighties
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Kings and Queens
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Kings and Queens
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Wardance (6 Music session for Marc Riley 24th Oct 2016)
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Wardance (6 Music session for Marc Riley 24th Oct 2016)
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Autonomous Zone (6 Music session for Marc Riley 24th Oct 2016)
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Autonomous Zone (6 Music session for Marc Riley 24th Oct 2016)
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Empire Song
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Empire Song
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Wardance (Reading Festival 1986)
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Wardance (Reading Festival 1986)
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Eighties (Reading Festival 1986)
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Eighties (Reading Festival 1986)
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Requiem / Complications (Reading Festival 1986)
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Requiem / Complications (Reading Festival 1986)
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Adorations (Reading Festival 1986)
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Adorations (Reading Festival 1986)
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Love Of Madness - Reading Festival 1986
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Love Of Madness - Reading Festival 1986
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Love Like Blood (Reading Festival 1986)
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Love Like Blood (Reading Festival 1986)
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Darkness Before Dawn - Reading Festival 1986
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Darkness Before Dawn - Reading Festival 1986
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King And Queens - Reading Festival 1986
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King And Queens - Reading Festival 1986
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Twilight - Reading Festival 1986
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Twilight - Reading Festival 1986
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Chess Board - Reading Festival 1986
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Chess Board - Reading Festival 1986
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Sun Goes Down
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Sun Goes Down
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