[kj] 'Unperverted' Review in Kerrang!
Wed, 28 May 2003 10:04:12 +0000
And here it is. The most amusing part is the claim that Raven plays the bass
on this stuff and the jibe at Invisible Records;)
Killing Joke- 'The Unperverted Pantomime' 4Ks out of 5
'Killing Joke's eponymous debut should have been a serious contender for the
recent Most influential Albums poll. Not only did it have a massive impact
on bands as diverse as Godflesh and Akercocke, it set the tone for the
industrial aesthetic of Chicago's Invisible Records, and thanks to oddball
frontman Jaz Coleman, they could embrace the apocalypse with more conviction
than anyone on the face of the planet.
For those about to discover the band through Dave Grohl's recent
involvement, this collection of early rarities, live and unreleased tracks
is a fascinating guide to their minimalist, dub-inflected post-punk roots.
Then resembling a more subterranean PiL, their driving pulse was marked out
by Raven's cranium cracking bass and Geordie's scouring pad riffs. Twenty
years on, it's lost none of its harrowing power.
Also, one of the Kerrang! crew includes 'Democracy' on their 'currently
listening to' poll.
It's always funny until someone gets hurt and then it's just hilarious...
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