Killing Joke

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Killing Joke are an influential UK punk/goth/rock/industrial band. Jeremy "Jaz" Coleman - who sings, performs keyboards and synthesizers, and composes and conducts strings and orchestral parts when used - fronts the band. Guitarist Kenneth "Geordie" Walker and Coleman have been the constant members.

Original drummer "Big Paul" Ferguson once described their music as "the sound of the earth vomiting".

Annotation last modified on 2005-10-09 00:56 UTC.

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

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Wonderland California Sunshine 1
2010 Absolute Respect: A Tribute to Killing Joke Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 First Edition Various Artists 1
1984 Burning Ambitions: A History of Punk Various Artists 5 2
1989 About New Beat: Past & Present Various Artists 1
1989 E.G. Records: The 20th Anniversary Album Various Artists 1
1991 Absolution: Rock the Alternative Way Various Artists 1
1992 Rock & Wave, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Blank Generation: The History of Punk, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 New Wave Sound Various Artists 1
1993 A Brief History of Ambient, Volume 1 Various Artists 2
1993 The Best of New Wave Club Class-X, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1993 Decadance, Volume 3: Coming Up Various Artists 1
1993 Subwave Various Artists 1
1993 Terror: An Industrial Metal Compilation Various Artists 4 1
1993 The Lion Rocks Again Various Artists 1
1994 110 Below, Volume 1: Journey in Dub Various Artists 1
1994 De Afrekening, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1994 The Punk Revival Various Artists 1
1995 Punk You, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1995 Wave Romantics Various Artists 1
1995 Classic Alternatives, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1995 Devolution Various Artists 1
1995 Maxi Pop, Volume II Various Artists 1
1995 New Industries Various Artists 1
1995 Plus de bruit Various Artists 1
1995 The Best Punk Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1995 The No. 1 All Time Rock Album Various Artists 1
1996 Tantrance 2: A Trip to Psychedelic Trance Various Artists 1
1996 Metallurgy, Volume 2: Reasons to Be Fearful Various Artists 1
1996 E-Beat: Phase Two Various Artists 1
1996 Industrial Revolution: 3rd Edition Various Artists 1
1996 Apocalypse Now Various Artists 1
1996 Zwischenfall, Volume 2: From the 80's to the 90's Various Artists 1
1996 Tantrance 3: A Trip to Psychedelic Trance Various Artists 1
1996 Introducing, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1996 Maxi Pop, Volume III Various Artists 1
1996 New Wave, Number 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Spirit of the 80's Various Artists 1
1996 The Metallic-Era Various Artists 1
1996 The Number One Punk Album Various Artists 1
1997 Moonraker, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1997 Adventures In & Beyond Dub Various Artists 1
1997 Car Classics 2.0 Various Artists 1
1997 Electric Ballroom Presents Full Tilt Various Artists 1
1997 Goa Räume Vol. 2 - A Journey Into Psychedelic Trance Various Artists 1
1997 Hard to Find Classics: Alternative 80's Various Artists 1
1997 New Wave Classics Various Artists 1
1997 New Wave Classics: The Biggest New Wave Hits Various Artists 1
1997 Once in a Lifetime Various Artists 1
1997 Was het nu 70 of 80? Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1998 In to the Mix II: The 2nd Coming Various Artists 1
1998 Nocturnal Various Artists 1
1998 Goa Spirit 3: Hard Psychedelic Trance Various Artists 1
1998 Tantrance 7: A Trip to Psychedelic Trance Various Artists 1
1998 The Art of Darkness Various Artists 1
1998 Dream Creation: The Sound of Freedom Various Artists 1
1998 Darkness - Best of Wave & Independent Various Artists 1
1998 Blast From the Past Various Artists 1
1998 Echoes of Darkness, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Eighties Various Artists 1
1998 Goa-Head, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1998 Kneipen Hits, die Zweite Various Artists 1
1998 lars ricken's HOT SHOTS Various Artists 1
1998 Pulse 7: The 7th Stage Various Artists 1
1998 Retro 80's Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Sanctuary: 26 Gothic Anthems Various Artists 1
1998 Sanctuary: 28 Gothic Anthems Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Of Indie Pop Various Artists 1
1999 Postpunk Chronicles: Scared to Dance Various Artists 1
1999 Pop & Wave, Volume 8: The Sound of the Fantastic 80s Various Artists 1
1999 A Taste of Dragonfly, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1999 Dark Pleasures: The Gothic Rock Collection Various Artists 1
1999 Gothic Club Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Dressed in Black, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Goa-Head, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
1999 Guitar Club Classics Various Artists 1
1999 Idea Musical: Generation 101 Various Artists 1
2000 Gothic Sanctuary Various Artists 1
2000 Maximum 80's Various Artists 1
2000 More Greatest Hits of the 80's Various Artists 2
2000 Best of the Eighties Various Artists 2.15 1
2000 More Cool Britannia Various Artists 1
2000 A Taste of Dragonfly, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2000 Free the West Memphis 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Maximum New Wave 12" Various Artists 1
2000 Media Markt Collection: New Pop Wave Various Artists 1
2000 The Very Best of Industrial Revolution Various Artists 1 1
2000 Tubes New Wave Various Artists 1
2001 Dr. Alex Paterson's Voyage Into Paradise Various Artists 1
2001 Best of Driving Rock Various Artists 1
2001 Love Action 80's: 54 Classic Love Songs Various Artists 1
2001 Bairro Alto: 80-86 Memórias Various Artists 1
2001 Cash From Chaos Various Artists 1
2001 Dragonfly Classix II Various Artists 1
2001 Dressed in Black, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Eternity, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2001 New Wave Generation Plugged In Various Artists 1
2002 Punk: The Jubilee Various Artists 1
2002 80's History: The Session 2 Various Artists 1

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