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Killing Joke: Astoria, London

Ian Fortnam, New Musical Express, 7 May 1994

JAZ COLEMAN, if you didn't know already, has spent half a lifetime redefining the word 'intensity'. His all-encompassing passion borders on madness and his commitment to the ultimate soul-cleansing performance is total — and in the light of all this, his audience is almost incidental. At heart, the Killing Joke performance is an elaborate personal exorcism for a man driven to the brink of insanity by the pressures of his post-nuclear existence.

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