History YMMV / KillingJoke

21st Jul '16 10:49:23 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: ''Brighter Than a Thousand Suns''. It was the most unapologetically synth-led album of their gothic era, not to mention their poppiest (aside from ''Outside the Gate'', but that wasn't even intended to be a Killing Joke album to begin with). Fans of their early and later eras tend to despise it, while goths tend to view it as an excellent and unfairly maligned album that needs more love. Given that they haven't played anything from it in a very, very long time, it would appear that the band is in the former camp.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: ''Brighter Than a Thousand Suns''. It was the most unapologetically synth-led album of their gothic era, not to mention their poppiest (aside from ''Outside the Gate'', but that wasn't even intended to be a Killing Joke album to begin with). Fans of their early and later eras tend to despise it, while goths tend to view it as an excellent and unfairly maligned album that needs more love. Given that they haven't played anything from it in a very, very long time, it would appear that the band is in the former camp.
11th Jul '16 8:57:35 PM ThornBrain
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* CrazyAwesome: Jaz. [[http://www.vice.com/read/where-in-the-world-is-jaz-coleman-and-is-he-cooler-than-ian-astbury This article]] came out after someone hacked Killing Joke's [=FaceBook=] impersonating Jaz and trash-talking The Cult. It pretty nicely shows how Jaz is CrazyAwesome, even if the initial insults weren't by him.
** For bonus points, type "Jaz Coleman" into Google. "Jaz Coleman crazy" is the first suggestion.

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* CrazyAwesome: Jaz. [[http://www.vice.com/read/where-in-the-world-is-jaz-coleman-and-is-he-cooler-than-ian-astbury This article]] came out after someone hacked Killing Joke's [=FaceBook=] impersonating Jaz and trash-talking The Cult. It pretty nicely shows how Jaz is CrazyAwesome, even if the initial insults weren't by him.
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him. For bonus points, type "Jaz Coleman" into Google. Google; "Jaz Coleman crazy" is the first suggestion.



** Other classic Geordie Walker riffs: "The Fall of Because" from ''What's THIS for...''; "Empire Song" from ''Revelations''; "The Gathering" and "Let's All Go (to the Fire Dances)" from ''Fire Dances''; and "Eighties" and the title track from ''Night Time''. "Here Comes the Singularity" from ''Absolute Dissent'' is an impressive modern-day addition to this list.
*** "Eighties" was even supposedly ripped off by Music/{{Nirvana}} for "Come As You Are", though a one [[Music/TheDamned Captain Sensible]], author of "Life Goes On" from years before either song, might like to have a word with both bands.

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** Other classic Geordie Walker riffs: "The Fall of Because" from ''What's THIS for...''; "Empire Song" from ''Revelations''; "The Gathering" and "Let's All Go (to the Fire Dances)" from ''Fire Dances''; and "Eighties" and the title track from ''Night Time''. "Here Comes the Singularity" from ''Absolute Dissent'' is an impressive modern-day addition to this list.
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list. "Eighties" was even supposedly ripped off by Music/{{Nirvana}} for "Come As You Are", though a one [[Music/TheDamned Captain Sensible]], author of "Life Goes On" from years before either song, might like to have a word with both bands.



* MusicToInvadePolandTo: They were often accused of being Fascists back in day due to various comments Jaz and the others made to the music press which were intended purely as RefugeInAudacity or [[{{Troll}} trolling]]. Their music is aggressive and harsh enough to back up those who really want believe such things, of course. Their actual politics tend towards the other direction.
** Somewhat lampshaded by the band themselves in ''Wardance'':

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* MusicToInvadePolandTo: They were often accused of being Fascists back in day due to various comments Jaz and the others made to the music press which were intended purely as RefugeInAudacity or [[{{Troll}} trolling]]. Their music is aggressive and harsh enough to back up those who really want believe such things, of course. Their actual politics tend towards the other direction.
** Somewhat lampshaded
direction. Lampshaded by the band themselves in ''Wardance'':
6th Feb '16 10:42:07 AM Freshmeat
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6th Feb '16 10:41:24 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Most fans seem to consider this to be the 2003 self-titled album.
11th Nov '15 11:51:43 AM Inspeps
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* MagnumOpus: Most fans seem to consider this to be the 2003 self-titled album.
9th Apr '15 7:46:15 PM coinneach
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** Somewhat lampshaded by the band themselves in ''Wardance'':
-->This is music to march to
-->It's a wardance
22nd Feb '15 6:34:49 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* BaseBreaker: ''Brighter than a Thousand Suns''. It was the most unapologetically synth-led album of their gothic era, not to mention their poppiest (aside from ''Outside the Gate'', but that wasn't even intended to be a Killing Joke album to begin with). Fans of their early and later eras tend to despise it, while goths tend to view it as an excellent and unfairly maligned album that needs more love. Given that they haven't played anything from it in a very, very long time, it would appear that the band is in the former camp.

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* BaseBreaker: ''Brighter than Than a Thousand Suns''. It was the most unapologetically synth-led album of their gothic era, not to mention their poppiest (aside from ''Outside the Gate'', but that wasn't even intended to be a Killing Joke album to begin with). Fans of their early and later eras tend to despise it, while goths tend to view it as an excellent and unfairly maligned album that needs more love. Given that they haven't played anything from it in a very, very long time, it would appear that the band is in the former camp.
22nd Feb '15 6:34:23 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* BaseBreaker: ''Brighter than a Thousand Suns''. It was the most unapologetically synth-led album of their gothic era, not to mention their poppiest (aside from ''Outside the Gate'', but that wasn't even intended to be a Killing Joke album to begin with). Fans of their early and later eras tend to despise it, while goths tend to view it as an excellent and unfairly maligned album that needs more love. Given that they haven't played anything from it in a very, very long time, it would appear that the band is in the former camp.
23rd Jan '15 3:17:47 PM ThornBrain
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: When the original lineup got back together after Raven's death and played live for the first time since 1982.
23rd Jan '15 12:39:42 PM sharkcrap11
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* MusicToInvadePolandTo: They were often accused of being Fascists back in day due to various comments Jaz and the others made to the music press which were intended purely as RefugeInAudacity or [[Troll trolling]]. Their music is aggressive and harsh enough to back up those who really want believe such things, of course. Their actual politics tend towards the other direction.

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* MusicToInvadePolandTo: They were often accused of being Fascists back in day due to various comments Jaz and the others made to the music press which were intended purely as RefugeInAudacity or [[Troll [[{{Troll}} trolling]]. Their music is aggressive and harsh enough to back up those who really want believe such things, of course. Their actual politics tend towards the other direction.
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