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Killing Joke - Killing Joke FLAC

Singer:

Killing Joke

Album:

Killing Joke

Genre:

Rock music

FLAC album size:

1715 mb

MP3 album size:

1112 mb

WMA album size:

1631 mb

Other music formats:

AHX XM AAC MPC WMA AA MP3

Rating:

4.2 ✱

Style:

New Wave, Post-Punk

Country:

Japan

Date of release:

1980

Killing Joke - Killing Joke FLAC


Killing Joke - Killing Joke FLAC

Tracklist

A1 Requiem
A2 Wardance
A3 Tomorrow's World
A4 Bloodsport
B1 The Wait
B2 Complications
B3 S.O.36
B4 Primitive

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Marquee Studios
  • Mixed At – Marquee Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – E.G. Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – E.G. Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Energy Music
  • Pressed By – PRS Ltd.
  • Mastered At – CBS Studios, London

Credits

  • Design [Uncredited], Artwork [Uncredited] – Mike Coles
  • Engineer [Uncredited] – Phil Harding
  • Written-By, Producer – Killing Joke

Notes

Gatefold sleeve

℗ © 1980 EG Records Ltd.
© Energy Music 1980

The sleeve artwork collages by Mike Coles feature Donald McCullin's photographs of urban disturbances in Derry, Northern Ireland (uncredited).

There is a very slight difference in the runouts per side...
Side A - UNAUTHORISED COPYING, PUBLIC etc
Side B - UNAUTHORISED COPYING AND PUBLIC etc

Studio and engineer info from Jaz Coleman's "Letters From Cythera" book (page 272-274).
Pressing plant and cutting company are derived from matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 1): EGMD 545 A // 1 ▽ EC 11 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 1): EGMD 545 B // 1 ▽ EC 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 2): EGMD 545 A // 1 ▽ EC 11 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 2): EGMD 54 5 B // 2 ▽ EC 11 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 3): EGMD 545 A // 1 ▽ EC 1 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 3): EGMD 54 5 B // 2 ▽ EC 5 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A&B runout, etched): UNAUTHORISED COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, AND BROADCASTING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. ALL THE RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
28MM 0014 Killing Joke Killing Joke ‎(LP, Album) Polydor, EG 28MM 0014 Japan 1980
2311 032 Killing Joke Killing Joke ‎(LP, Album) Malicious Damage, Polydor 2311 032 Italy 1980
00946 312216 2 0, KJRE 1 Killing Joke Killing Joke ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin 00946 312216 2 0, KJRE 1 Europe 2017
none Killing Joke Killing Joke ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Virgin none Europe 2005
EGLP 57 Killing Joke Killing Joke ‎(LP, Album, RE, Whi) EG EGLP 57 US 1986



Kea
Amazing album, imho...
Xwnaydan
Fuck yeeeeeah , from start to finish , heavy punk !!!!!!!!!
Nilador
Long time KJ fan since my simultaneous discovery in 1984 of S/T (Malicious Damage) 1980 and “Night Time” 1984.For years my original experience of KJ’s self titled debut was backwards since a friend had “rented” the vinyl and we both recorded it on tape inverting sides A & B so it always began with “The Wait” and ended with “Bloodsport”. Since I was a fan of “Night Time” I would have expected myself not to appreciate this record but as it turned out, it always was one of my all time favorites. All tracks were unique and catchy, and resonated within the consciousness long after listen. To this day it is still often referenced to by the band and Gatherers alike, as both a starting point after their dubbish-origins, and example of studio-based work after numerous live performances. Plus it also showcased the band in it formative period as both edgy and relentless while not always being as “tight” as they’d become with more experience.As far as debuts go, it rarely gets as good as this; KJ managed to lay down tracks which had both a direct assault and in-your-face attack as well as a sensibility and hint of sub-layered subtlety carefully inserted in their sound. It is by far still one of my favorite records from the band, with most of the songs/pieces standing almost as icons, strong enough to stand alone individually but wrecking utter havoc in their collective format. It may not have the sluggish urgency of “Revelations” nor the fun & games (pun intentional) of “Fire Dances”, or even the heavy duty post-metal riffage of their post millennium works, but it is without a doubt a very strong effort which, surprisingly, doesn`t end up sounding too kitsch vintage retro even if it was released about 34 years ago!

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