Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
David Bowie started off the '80s with one of his best albums... and ended it with one of his worst. And in between those two points, he catapulted into international superstardom, mainstream success, and creative confusion. He'd rebound, though.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
While on the subject of Killing Joke, it's worth mentioning lead singer Jaz Coleman has been a classical composer, as well. His symphonic interpretations of Pink Floyd, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin have topped the classical charts. But it's his works with the New Zealand String Quartet I find most pleasing.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
My introduction to Killing Joke came with the singles from 1985's Night Time album being played on the radio - Eighties, Love Like Blood and Kings & Queens. This album is a great mix of their earlier post-punk sound mixed with the new wave of the day. It manages to be relatively commercial without any conscious effort to be pop stars.
KJ are one of the few bands to emerge in the 1990s and 2000s even more ferocious and still pushing boundaries.