History Music / KillingJoke

4th May '16 1:00:00 AM Az_Tech341
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Not to be confused with [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke the Joker comic]], though the name could be a ShoutOut to the band.

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Not to be confused with [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke the Joker comic]], though the name could be a ShoutOut to the band.
comic]].
22nd Mar '16 1:20:22 AM sharkcrap11
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* ConspiracyTheorist: Jaz, from time to time. It ties in with his status as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} extraordinaire.
4th Jan '16 12:04:22 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:300:Killing Joke's reformed founding lineup]]

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1st Jan '16 1:56:47 PM TheGhostofTomJoad
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* OppressiveStatesOfAmerica: Their 2003 self titled album contains several songs in this vein. Ironically, the drummer on that album is american


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* ProtestSong: Their 2003 self-titled album consists largely of these
9th Nov '15 11:02:15 AM Inspeps
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7th Jul '15 1:00:02 AM ThornBrain
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* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 5. Kept its founding lineup of Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, Martin "Youth" Glover, and Paul Ferguson until until Youth's departure in 1982. Ferguson left in 1987, and the band as a whole was inactive from 1996 to 2002. Since 2008, the lineup consists of all four original members plus Reza Uhdin on keyboards, a position added in 1984.

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* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 5. Kept its founding lineup of Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, Martin "Youth" Glover, and Paul Ferguson until until Youth's departure in 1982. Ferguson left in 1987, and the band as a whole was inactive from 1996 to 2002. Since 2008, the lineup consists of all four original members plus Reza Uhdin on keyboards, a position added in 1984.
8th May '15 10:55:00 PM JDButler
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* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 5. Kept its founding lineup of Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, Martin "Youth" Glover, and Paul Ferguson until until Youth's departure in 1982. Ferguson left in 1987, and the band as a whole was inactive from 1996 to 2002. Since 2008, the lineup consists of all four original members plus Reza Uhdin on keyboards, a position added in 1984.
5th Oct '14 3:27:18 AM m8e
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''Killing Joke'' are a PostPunk band from London, England. Formed in 1978, the band were instrumental in the development of IndustrialMetal and various aspects of AlternativeRock. Their sound throughout the years has ranged from "[[Music/HeavyMetal quasi-Metal]]" PostPunk, to [[GothRock Gothic]] SynthPop, to Industrial AlternativeMetal. Their lineup has always been based primarily around singer Jaz Coleman and guitarist Geordie Walker, with the current (reunited founding) lineup including bassist Martin "Youth" Glover and drummer Paul Ferguson. Former members have included drummer Martin Atkins,[[note]]Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/{{Ministry}}, [[SuperGroup Pigface]][[/note]] and late bassist Paul Raven,[[note]]Ministry, Prong[[/note]] [[TearJerker whose sudden death]] caused the original lineup to reform in tribute.

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''Killing Joke'' are a PostPunk band from London, England. Formed in 1978, the band were instrumental in the development of IndustrialMetal and various aspects of AlternativeRock. Their sound throughout the years has ranged from "[[Music/HeavyMetal "[[HeavyMetal quasi-Metal]]" PostPunk, to [[GothRock Gothic]] SynthPop, to Industrial AlternativeMetal. Their lineup has always been based primarily around singer Jaz Coleman and guitarist Geordie Walker, with the current (reunited founding) lineup including bassist Martin "Youth" Glover and drummer Paul Ferguson. Former members have included drummer Martin Atkins,[[note]]Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/{{Ministry}}, [[SuperGroup Pigface]][[/note]] and late bassist Paul Raven,[[note]]Ministry, Prong[[/note]] [[TearJerker whose sudden death]] caused the original lineup to reform in tribute.
3rd Jun '14 10:49:45 AM ThornBrain
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* EpicRocking: Many songs over 5 minutes long. One of their most famous, "Love Like Blood", is nearly 7 minutes.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first EP, ''Turn to Red'', has a pronounced Dub influence. Their following albums would be closer to HeavyMetal.
* EpicRocking: Many songs are over 5 minutes long. One of their most famous, "Love Like Blood", is nearly 7 minutes.


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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Paul Raven's death inspired the original lineup to reform in 2008.
3rd Jun '14 10:41:33 AM ThornBrain
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''Killing Joke'' are a PostPunk band from London, England. Formed in 1978, the band were instrumental in the development of IndustrialMetal and various aspects of AlternativeRock. Their sound throughout the years has ranged from "[[Music/HeavyMetal quasi-Metal]]" PostPunk, to [[GothRock Gothic]] SynthPop, to Industrial AlternativeMetal. Their lineup has always been based primarily around singer Jaz Coleman and guitarist Geordie Walker, with the current (reunited founding) lineup including Martin "Youth" Glover and Paul Ferguson. Former members have also included Martin Atkins, who also played with Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/{{Ministry}}, and [[SuperGroup Pigface]]; and the late Paul Raven, [[TearJerker whose sudden death]] caused the original lineup to reform in tribute.

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''Killing Joke'' are a PostPunk band from London, England. Formed in 1978, the band were instrumental in the development of IndustrialMetal and various aspects of AlternativeRock. Their sound throughout the years has ranged from "[[Music/HeavyMetal quasi-Metal]]" PostPunk, to [[GothRock Gothic]] SynthPop, to Industrial AlternativeMetal. Their lineup has always been based primarily around singer Jaz Coleman and guitarist Geordie Walker, with the current (reunited founding) lineup including bassist Martin "Youth" Glover and drummer Paul Ferguson. Former members have also included drummer Martin Atkins, who also played with Music/PublicImageLtd, Atkins,[[note]]Music/PublicImageLtd, Music/{{Ministry}}, and [[SuperGroup Pigface]]; Pigface]][[/note]] and the late bassist Paul Raven, Raven,[[note]]Ministry, Prong[[/note]] [[TearJerker whose sudden death]] caused the original lineup to reform in tribute.



Jaz is also an accomplished classical composer and sang in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''. Youth is a prolific producer and remixer, working with Music/GunsNRoses, Music/PrimalScream, Music/{{U2}}, Music/DepecheMode, Music/PaulMcCartney,[[note]]under the group name The Fireman[[/note]], among many others.



* HarshVocals: Started developing in the 90s, in full blast by 2003, been reigned in more recently.

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* HarshVocals: Started developing Jaz's voice became much rougher in the 90s, until this trope was in full blast by 2003, the 2003 self-titled. It's been reigned in more recently.for the albums since.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Have ranged from a 3 to a 7 throughout their career. The 2003 self-titled album pushed somewhere into a 9.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Have ranged from a 3 to a 7 throughout their career. The 2003 self-titled album pushed somewhere into a 9.
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