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Killing Joke

Killing Joke är ett engelskt post-punkband bildat 1979. De ursprungliga medlemmarna var Jaz Coleman (sång och keyboard) och Geordie Walker (gitarr) som också varit med hela tiden.

Killing Jokes tidiga sound kom att influera 1980- och 1990-talets industrirock, och beskrevs av kritiker såsom Stephen Thomas Erlewine och John Dougan som "quasi-metal ... dansande till en ton av domedag och dysterhet," vilket utvecklades under åren då element av dansmusik, världsmusik, gothic rock blandades in.

Bandet har influerat band såsom Nirvana, Ministry, Amen, Nine Inch Nails, Napalm Death, Amebix, Big Black, Tool, Prong, Metallica, Primus, Jane's Addiction, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Faith No More, Shihad och Korn, som alla någon gång nämnt Killing Joke som en av sina influenser.

^ Hightower, Laura; Leigh Ann DeRemer (2001). "Killing Joke", Contemporary Musicians. Profiles of the people in music / Volume 30. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research. ISBN 0787646415. OCLC 51547697
^ Kyselka, Mike. "We’re all gonna die!". Prague Pill (5). Prague: Impuls CR. Hämtat 2008-02-15. “In 1979 he founded Killing Joke, whose heavy sound influenced Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails and Ministry.”
^ "Conspiracy of two". Kerrang! (2003). Hämtat 2008-01-07.
^ Borzillo-Vrenna, Carrie (2003-04-10). "Nirvana Pay Back Killing Joke: Killing Joke : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Hämtat 2008-01-07. "Twelve years after Nirvana borrowed heavily from Killing Joke's "Eighties" to create "Come as You Are," the reunited U.K. band is borrowing the defunct Seattle band's drummer to make its first studio album in seven years."
^ "Killing Joke". TrouserPress.com. Hämtat 2008-07-26.
^ Erlewine, Thomas; John Dougan. "Killing Joke > Overview". allmusic. Hämtat 2008-07-26.
^ "Kashmir" (13 maj 1989]). Sounds. Olympia, Wash: South Puget Sound Community College. OCLC 42326010. Hämtat 2008-02-15. “Kim: "When we started the band we were all listening to hardcore and new wave: The Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Husker Du, Joy Division, Wire, Killing Joke, Bauhaus. At that time, in Seattle, The Melvins were slowing down their music. Malfunkshun, Green River and Soundgarden, all the bands that had started playing fast, started to slow down. This is, like, 1984 and everyone was sick of trying to be Minor Threat."”
^ "Haughty Culture" (8 april 1989). Kerrang!. Gladesville, N.S.W.: EMAP Australia. OCLC 173405184. Hämtat 2008-02-15. “The name Soundgarden ("Not intentionally meant to throw people off," laughs Kim) is supposed to represent the many roots of the group's style, a virtual plethora of cutting edge rock that spans Sabbath, Velvet Underground, Meat Puppets and Killing Joke. There's some Zep and some Metallica; Gothicism and sublime poetry. The almost ethereal flavour of the name betrays the brutality of the music but never pins Soundgarden in one corner.” (Från Wikipedia)

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