Monday, December 21, 2020

KILLING JOKE - Love Like Blood 12'' 1985

A song that should be known in advance to anyone, but doesn't reflect their early days, and in my opinion, the debut album is still the best. We're talking about seminal postpunks Killing Joke and they were formed 1979 in Notting Hill by Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards), Paul Ferguson (drums), Geordie Walker (guitar) and Youth (bass). The band's musical style emerged from the post-punk scene and has been cited as a key influence on industrial rock. Their style evolved over many years, at times incorporating elements of gothic, synthpop and electronic music, often baring Walker's prominent guitar and Coleman's "savagely strident vocals". Killing Joke have influenced many later bands and artists and achieved mainstream success with their fifth album Night Time and the second single from that "Love Like Blood". Although Coleman and Walker have been the only constant members of the band, the current line-up features all four original members. They made a lot of albums and they're still alive.