Personalities | Killing Joke | Eighties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1979–present)

Jeremy ‘Jaz’ Coleman (vocals), Geordie Walker (guitar, synthesizers), Youth (b. Martin Glover, bass, vocals) and Paul Ferguson (drums) formed one of the most alluring post-punk bands. They are now considered forefathers of American nu-punk. Their compulsive, tribal blasts on debut Killing Joke (1980) and Revelations (1982) created a legion of rabid fans and a handful of hit singles, including 1985’s ‘Love Like Blood’. The band still crop up with strong albums. Youth is also an in-demand producer and Coleman a modern classical composer.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | The Lemonheads | Eighties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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