Sunday, March 2, 2008

Post-Punk Heroes Killing Joke to Reunite After 30 Years: New Album and Tour September 2008

After the wild extroversion of the first wave of UK punk in the 1970’s came a more serious, thoughtful and sophisticated genre, creatively known as post-punk: Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure, Joy Division, Tubeway Army and one of the most influential of their time, Killing Joke.

Paul Fergusson, drummer, once called them ‘the sound of the earth vomitting’: metallic guitars, dance rhythmns, menacing vocals, gothic synths: if you were cool in the 80’s you liked Killing Joke.

‘The Joke’ have a had a massive influence, cited by Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and many more.

Their big hit “Eighties’ is famous for being the song Nirvana ruipped off for ‘Come As You Are’.

They havent played together for nearly 30 years but they have just announced that the original line-up in reforming to produce a new album and tour the UK, Japan, US and Europe in Septmeber 2008.

If you want to hear their original music Let Them Eat Vinyl is reisseing their albums Revelations, Fire Dances, Night Time, Outside the Gate, and Brighter Than a Thousand Suns

A new album is also due out this summer
Image: Courtesy E.G. Records

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