Monday, October 25, 2010

Killing Joke - What's THIS For...!

Here's another LP I found at the record fair recently. An original 1981 pressing of Killing Joke's second album. I love the collage art sleeve, it's just so weird and creepy and the music is much the same. The whole album is just a pounding assault of dark post punk / industrial that pre dates so many of the bands that adopted this style. If you're into early industrial like Ministry and Godflesh you can definitely tell this band had an influence on them. Also to a lesser extent bands like Big Black and Amebix as well. This is a classic record that deserves a listen, at least out of respect for what came first. All of Killing Joke's records have been repressed on 180 gram double LP by Let Them Eat Vinyl if you're interested.

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