[kj] 'Unperverted' Review in Kerrang!

james harper gathering@misera.net
Wed, 28 May 2003 10:23:51 +0000

>what a shame they got the bassist wrong. raven will be gutted! still, cool 
>of them to review such a release. any photos with it?

Yep, it looks like one from the sleeve of TUP. It's got Geordie with his 
ludicrous backcombed locks.



It's always funny until someone gets hurt and then it's just hilarious...

>>From: "james harper" <mellowshipslinky@hotmail.com>
>>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.
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