Killing Joke

Formed 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 (guitar) 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. Although Coleman and Walker have been the only constant members of the band, the current line-up features all four original members.

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Love Like Blood
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Money Is Not Our God (Babylon Dub)
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Money Is Not Our God (Babylon Dub)
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Wardance - Paris Theatre 1985
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Wardance - Paris Theatre 1985
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Tension - Paris Theatre 1985
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Tension - Paris Theatre 1985
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Kings And Queens - Paris Theatre 1985
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Kings And Queens - Paris Theatre 1985
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Darkness Before Dawn - Paris Theatre 1985
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Darkness Before Dawn - Paris Theatre 1985
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Tabazan - Paris Theatre 1985
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Tabazan - Paris Theatre 1985
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Eighties
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Eighties
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European Super State
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European Super State
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Wardance
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Wardance
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Chop Chop
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Chop Chop
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We Have Joy
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We Have Joy
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Exorcism (Mark Radcliffe session 26th April 1994)
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Exorcism (Mark Radcliffe session 26th April 1994)
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Whiteout (Mark Radcliffe session 26th April 1994)
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Whiteout (Mark Radcliffe session 26th April 1994)
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Follow the Leaders
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Follow the Leaders
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Tomorrow's World
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Tomorrow's World
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Requiem
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Requiem
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Wardance (Reading Festival 1986)
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Wardance (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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Sanity (Reading Festival 1986)
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Sanity (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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Chess Board - Reading Festival 1986
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Chess Board - Reading Festival 1986
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Twilight - Reading Festival 1986
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Twilight - Reading Festival 1986
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Sun Goes Down
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