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Killing Joke

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Killing Joke

Profile and Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 15 March 1980

Suddenly everything's gone only rock'n'roll again. Punk, mod, ska, HM – it's the same old escape route in a different make of limo. Down in ...

Killing Joke

Profile and Interview by Pete Makowski, ZigZag, April 1980

MY FIRST sojourn into the pages of this fine mag and what a balls up. Cock up amundo, mate. ...

That Primitive Feeling: Killing Joke

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 9 August 1980

I MET KILLING Joke in one of the hellhole dressing-rooms at the Music Machine. I introduced myself to various people who weren't in the band ...

Killing Joke: A Regular Bundle Of Fun

Interview by Deanne Pearson, The Face, September 1980

Bass, LeadTo Tell The Killing JokeWe Mean It Max!Total ExploitationNo InformationAnonymity ...

Killing Joke: The Killing Of Brother Paul

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 15 November 1980

IF I HAD heard how Jaz had let Youth know that I'd arrived, I wouldn't have bothered with the interview. Photographer Ray Stevenson told me ...

Killing Joke: An Interview with Jaz and Youth

Interview by Tony Fletcher, Anthony Blampied, Jamming!, 1981


Killing Joke: A Matter of Laughs and Death

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, The Face, May 1981

FUNNY HYSTERICAL: making the journey from Kings Cross to Shepherd's Bush with an earful of Killing Joke. I've just changed fifty albums I didn't need ...

Killing Joke: What's THIS For...! (EG Records EGMD5.50)

Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 20 June 1981

THIS UNLISTENABLE record has very little going for it apart from the spaces between the tracks. This may sound harsh, but let me explain... ...

Killing Joke: This'll Kill Ya...

Interview by Deanne Pearson, Smash Hits, 9 July 1981


The Hoax That Joke Built: Killing Joke

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 27 February 1982

"There was a place that wasn't a place,There was a race that wasn't a race..."– 'The Pandys Are Coming' ...

Killing Joke: Revelations (EG)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 1 May 1982


The Killing Joke Goes On (Forever)

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, March 1983

NEW YORK—During the summer of '81, I wrote a review of London band Killing Joke's second album What's This For...! for the Village Voice; in ...

Killing Joke: Fire Dances (EG)

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 9 July 1983

AT LAST, the return of the Joke of the Wild Frontier... ...

He Man and All That Jaz: Killing Joke

Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 20 August 1983

AND JUST when you thought the laughter had died down, Killing Joke are back. 1983 sees a new LP, Fire Dances – not only their ...

Killing Joke: Jocular Vein

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 23 February 1985

KILLING JOKE go for the funny bone. Chris Roberts gets the gag ...

Killing Joke: Spare The Rod

Interview by Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, March 1985

Enjoying greater success than they have for many a moon KILLING JOKE convince MICK SINCLAIR that they're nice girls really. ...

Killing Joke: Brighter Than A Thousand Suns (EG)***

Review by Richard Cook, Sounds, 15 November 1986

THEY USED to be real hard men once. Now, though, Killing Joke sound as noble and sterling as St George. The gigantic mug shots that ...

The Fatal Curse of Killing Joke

Interview by Neil Perry, Sounds, 22 November 1986

With the release of KILLING JOKE'S new LP, NEIL PERRY finally gets the chance to do what no sane person would volunteer for — that ...

Killing Joke: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 26 November 1986

WHO IS this man with the glistening curly locks? ...

Killing Joke: I Came, I Warsaw, I'm Bonkers!

Report and Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 27 October 1990

Push! Struggle! They're living in the '90s!! Steven Wells joins Killing Joke as they storm Poland, and finds Jaz Coleman recovering from playing with "chaotic ...

Killing Joke: Armageddon Outta Here

Report and Interview by Carol Clerk, Melody Maker, 22 June 1991

The millennium is coming and Jaz Coleman is waiting. On the eve of the Joke's latest UK tour, he talks to CAROL CLERK about white ...

Killing Joke: Astoria, London

Live Review by 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 ...

The Return of the Joke

Interview by John Robb,, July 2003

"HA HA HA." It's that laugh again. ...

see also Brilliant


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