It's Thursday 25th March An year-old me is settling down with the rest of my family waiting for Top Of The Pops , a weekly ritual back then for as long as I can remember. Squeezed in between the anodyne Bucks Fizz and slightly more interesting but still decidedly bland Laura Brannigan is a band featuring a singer who appears to be wearing a full Beekeeper's suit. Musically it sounds like nothing else these ears have previously been exposed to, even though The Exploited's Punks Not Dead and Feeding Of The sit proudly among my tiny record collection. It's met with shrugged shoulders rather than wonderment or disdain by the rest of the household. For me it represents the start of a love affair that - a couple of disappointing albums around the tail end of the Eighties apart - has never been extinguished.
Killing Joke: The Singles Collection 1979-2012 (Box Set) – album review
Who can argue that Are You Receiving? The third CD in this edition is rarities and oddities. Wardance; violent, spellbinding and taking punk rock to an entirely new place.
Posted by Jeremy Ulrey on May 15, at am. In an era of Cold War hostilities and Reaganomics the band's dead serious brand of apocalyptic beats and conspiracy-oriented lyrics hit home with an entire generation raised on imagery of impending destruction. Then, somewhere along the line, the wheels came off. Not a bad tune, but it doesn't really transcend either of those two obvious influences.