Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

KILLING JOKE / Outside the Gate (1988)

Surely Brighter than a Thousand Suns (1986) was the Joke nadir, right?  Wrong.  I’m weeping inside.  The only positive thing I can say about OTG is that it wasn't supposed to be a Killing Joke album.  It was originally a Jaz Coleman solo album, but got jumped on by a greedy record label with no morals.  It’s like stamping a Rolling Stones label on a Mick Jagger album.
Bass player Paul Raven and drummer Paul Ferguson quit the band to get away from the awfulness.  Guitarist Geordie Walker remained but he plays second to some weak synth.  Even if they repackaged it with free bank notes in place of liner notes it wouldn't be worth buying.

Song of Least Fail: Outside the Gate

1 empty, empty place out of 5

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