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Killing Joke

Killing Joke are an influential English post-punk rock band named after a Monty Python sketch (see:The Funniest Joke in theWorld). Jeremy"Jaz" Coleman - who sings, performs keyboards and synthesizers, and composes and conducts strings andorchestral parts when used - frontsthe band. Guitarist Geordie Walker and Coleman have been the constant members. They areregarded as one of the most significant bands tohave emerged from the post-punk/new wave era of the late-1970s/early-1980s, having strongly influenced bands such as Nirvana, Metallica,Ministry, Soundgarden and Korn, all of whom have at some ...read more

Killing Joke are an influential English post-punk rock band named after a Monty Python sketch (see:The Funniest Joke in theWorld). Jeremy"Jaz" Coleman - who sings, performs keyboards and synthesizers, and composes and conducts strings andorchestral parts when used - frontsthe band. Guitarist Geordie Walker and Coleman have been the constant members. They areregarded as one of the most significant bands tohave emerged from the post-punk/new wave era of the late-1970s/early-1980s, having strongly influenced bands such as Nirvana, Metallica,Ministry, Soundgarden and Korn, all of whom have at somepoint have cited a substantial debt of gratitude to 'The Joke'.Original drummer "Big Paul" Ferguson once described their music as "the sound of the earth vomiting". Essentially, Killing Joke'smusic consistsof thick-sounding guitars, often down tuned a whole step, and often with plenty of distortion and chorus; drumsand distorted electric basspounding beats that are heavy, tribal, funky, and danceable, usually all at once; keyboards andsynthesizers with sounds typical of New Wavemusic; and Coleman either singing in an aural voice, singing in a talk-sing style, orshouting in a malevolent-sounding growl.source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_Joke « hide

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1996

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109 Votes
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1994

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197 Votes
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1990

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124 Votes
Outside The Gate
1988

3
88 Votes
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1986

3.9
135 Votes
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1985

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294 Votes
Fire Dances
1983

3.6
108 Votes
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1982

3.5
105 Votes
What's THIS For...!
1981

3.9
153 Votes
Killing Joke
1980

4.1
360 Votes
EPs
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1994

4.3
12 Votes
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1979

3.5
10 Votes
Live Albums
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2017

BBC In Concert (22nd August 1986)
2010

2.8
2 Votes
The Courtauld Talks
1989

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2020

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04/26/2013

3.9
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2003

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1995

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Ha
1982

3.2
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