[kj] Pink Floyd and Two-Degrees of Killing Joke:
werewolf68 at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Jul 22 14:44:27 EDT 2014
According to the New Musical Express (20/8/1983) Jaz said he was "opposed to the CND", and that KJ had "war every day" when they played. NME also claimed he said "Democracy for me is the epitome of confusion". Perhaps he changed his views by the time of the Democracy album?
I marched with one million others in London against the Iraq war, but the "Wardance" was destined to go ahead anyway. Perhaps Jaz and Youth were right at the CND Rally when they said that CND's efforts were "quite futile", and "bombs are going to be dropped anyway. So what's the point? Just have a laugh."
> Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:52:56 +0100
> From: paul.rangecroft at gmail.com
> To: gathering at misera.net
> Subject: Re: [kj] Pink Floyd and Two-Degrees of Killing Joke:
> Well anyway it seems the verdict from those present was "red hot" with
> the occasional outbreak of whiteheat, so I stand corrected. Would
> REALLY love to have been there now. Shame Jaz went bananas the
> following year.
> Ah, yes, CND - I remember them. 'Requiem' comes to life live. Do you
> think they were 100% supporting the cause, or slightly taunting the
> crowd? They seemed to enjoy winding-up non-KJ audiences back in the
> early days.
> On 7/22/14, jpwhkj at aol.com <jpwhkj at aol.com> wrote:
> > I doubt they only played album tracks. The London gigs certainly featured
> > some of the usual suspects - Requiem, The Wait, Wardance, Night Time, Kings
> > and Queens, etc.
> > The version of Requiem was amazing, really hard and fast. One of my
> > favourite live versions.
> > Not long after, I was given a bootleg of KJ live at the CND rally in 1980.
> > It features what became another of my favourite live versions of Requiem -
> > but this one is punishingly slow.
> > You can watch all 5 tracks of the CND rally here - very raw and powerful.
> > Brutal guitar on Pssyche!
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBw3W3zh-ew
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