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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

KILLING JOKE / Fire Dances (1983)

When the apocalypse didn't happen, Jaz Coleman came back home, and Killing Joke underwent a small but significant change.  Raven replaced Youth on bass and somehow managed to fit in beautifully.  His bass alongside Big Paul’s drums is a marriage made in Harlequin heaven.  The tribal percussion that had always been present is pushed right to the front.  Unfortunately, because of that, it lacks variety.  The songs all sound similar.  Forgive it that and it remains the perfect soundtrack for drunkenly dancing naked around an open fire in a darkened wood.

Note: Seek out the superior remaster, it’s less muddy and much more balanced.

Songs of Note: Harlequin; Let's All Go (to the Fire Dances)

3 tumble tumble, the sun is shining out of 5

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