[kj] 'Unperverted' Review in Kerrang!

james harper gathering@misera.net
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.

Jonathan Selzer.'

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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