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Heavy and slow, Killing Joke (at least early in their career) was a quasi-metal band dancing to a tune of doom and gloom. They eventually became less heavy and more arty (the latter seems almost impossible) -- more danceable even -- but early on they made some urgent slabs of molten dynamite that oozed with the power of thick guitars, thudding drums, and over-the-top singing.
Formed in late 1978, the group's sessions for John Peel's highly-influential BBC Radio shows were ecstatically received and by the end of 1979 they had signed with Island Records, who allowed them to set up their own label, Malicious Damage.
The group began playing shows regularly throughout England and gained a reputation for being controversial. Their artwork often featured repulsive or inflammatory images, and after one of their concert posters pictured the Pope blessing legions of Nazis, the group was banned from performing a concert in Glasgow.
Despite the controversy, the group began amassing a following of both punk and disco fans with hard-edged but danceable singles like "Psyche" and "Follow the Leader."
During the Eighties Killing Joke continued to release albums, all of which failed to regain the audience they had in the early '80s. After 1988's 'Outside The Gate' the group broke up, only to reunite two years later. In 1994, after a further break of four years, Killing Joke once again re-formed, this time as a trio.
Killing Joke are featured on this DVD in a concert they gave at The Lokerse Festival in the Summer of 2003.
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