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Sunday, April 1, 2012

KILLING JOKE / What's THIS For...! (1981)

This dynamic second album from Killing Joke set the standard by which their career is judged as a whole.  Jazz Coleman is off his rocker in real life but on record he is a focussed machine gun.  Tribal drumming from the legendary Paul Ferguson is the heartbeat.  Throw in Youth’s bass lines and Geordie Walker’s echoing guitars and you have a classic that inspired everyone and everything that followed in the industrial genre.  Listen to Ministry’s The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989) after hearing this and you’ll wonder why Jazz didn’t call his lawyer.

Songs of Note: The Fall Of Because; Butcher

4½ Killing Joke told me how out of 5

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