Monday, November 20, 2017

Killing Joke - Killing Joke 1980

Killing Joke are an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England. The original line-up included Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards), Paul Ferguson (drums), Geordie Walker (guitars) and Youth (bass).
Their first album, Killing Joke, was released in 1980. After the release of Revelations in 1982, bassist Youth was replaced by Paul Raven. The band achieved mainstream success in 1985 with both the album Night Time and the single "Love Like Blood".
A key influence on industrial rock, their early music was described by critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and John Dougan as "quasi-metal [...] dancing to a tune of doom and gloom", which gradually evolved over the years, incorporating elements of electronic music, synthpop and gothic rock, though always emphasising Coleman's "savagely strident vocals". Killing Joke have influenced many later bands and artists, such as Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden. Coleman and Walker have been the only constant members of the band, the current line-up features all four original members.

Killing Joke is the debut studio album by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released in August 1980 by
The album's lyrics were written by frontman and vocalist Jaz Coleman, and expressed his opinions on issues such as politics, death, hypocrisy, human nature, pollution and exile.

The artwork was based on a photograph by Don McCullin of young rioters trying to escape from clouds of CS gas released by the British Army in Derry, Northern Ireland, on 8 July 1971 during the Troubles.[5] The original picture was taken a few months before the day now known as Bloody Sunday that took place in the same town in early 1972.


The atmosphere's strange
Out on the town.
Music for pleasure
It's not music no more.
Music to dance to
Music to move.
This is music to march to
To war dance!

The war dance
A war dance

Look at graffiti
Scrawled on the wall.
You know the reason
Outside the door.
You have something
Nasty in your mind,
Crawling to get out
To war dance!

The war dance
A war dance

We walk 'round the pitch.
Honesty is sick.
Try to be honest
Look what you get.
The food runs short,
And then the money talks.
One way out-
Your premonition is correct!

The war dance
A war dance

record label E.G.

A1. Requiem     3:44
A2. Wardance     3:46
A3. Tomorrow's World 5:25
A4. Bloodsport     4:44
B1. The Wait     3:40
B2. Complications 3:06
B3. S.O.36     6:30
B4. Primitive     3:32


Man watching video
The clock keeps on ticking
He doesn't know why
He's just cattle for slaughter

The, requiem

When the meaningful words
When they cease to function
When there's nothing to say
When will it start bothering you?

The, requiem

Only a hint of religion
Uncensors to its false depravity
The sound of breaking glass
This is a reflection

The, requiem

Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Malicious Damage
Made in : USA
Genre : Rock
Style : Post Punk
Year : 1980

MP3 : Size : 83 MB
FLAC : SIZE : 244 MB

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Can : Ege Bamyasi 1972

Ege Bamyasi is the fourth studio album by German krautrock band Can which was originally released as an LP in 1972 by United Artists. The album contains the single "Spoon", which charted in the Top 10 in Germany, largely because of its use as the theme of a German TV thriller mini-series called "Das Messer" (The Knife).

The cover artwork, in addition to being a pun on the band's name (as it depicts a can labeled "CAN"), reflects several of the band members' continued interest in traditional music; "Ege Bamyas?" means "Aegean Okra" in Turkish.

With the commercial success of their hit single "Spoon" (which reached #6 on the German charts and sold 300,000 copies), Can was able to hire a large ex-cinema which they used as a part-working, part-living

Ege Bamyasi was recorded by Czukay in the Inner Space studio at Weilerswist, a town near Cologne. It

was originally released in 1972 by United Artists. In September 2004, the album, along with the majority of Can's discography, was remastered and released as a hybrid SACD. The re-release includes a booklet with commentary on the album by David Stubbs, as well as previously unreleased photos of the band.

The success of the song "Spoon" and sales from this album inspired Can to throw a free concert in an attempt to reach a wider audience. The Can Free Concert was filmed by Martin Schafer, Robbie Muller and Egon Mann for director Peter Przygodda at the Cologne Sporthalle on 3 February 1972 and is included on the Can DVD.
Ege Bamyasi has received considerable critical acclaim since its release. Pitchfork Media featured the record at #19 on its "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s"

Side one

1. Pinch    9:28
2. Sing Swan Song     4:49
3. One More Night     5:35

Side two

4. Vitamin C    3:34
5. Soup     10:25
6. I'm So Green     3:03
7. Spoon


Holger Czukay – bass, engineering, editing
Michael Karoli – guitar
Jaki Liebezeit – drums
Irmin Schmidt – keyboards
Damo Suzuki – vocals



The sound alone will make me move along
This thing speaks, you’re often on
The sound alone, yeah, yeah
All the song now
The hiding measure, you won’t get them
And when you’re down you’re down all bound
The crazy town, all way down

If you last long the warning hound
The warning down, you’re all, yeah
The fregging down, they soothe my neck
The fregging town, it’s all down
This walking all around
This walking all through town
Won’t you laugh?

It’s Monday while I write
And better ever laugh alright
Do no lie just all life
Better ever laugh alright that
What time, just my life
Is ever hanging out of the day
A better life, it’s all I like
It’s better walking all around

Ever back, it’s all, it’s all alive
Ever back, it’s all, it’s all alive


Her daddy got a big aeroplane
Her mommy holds all the family cash
A beautiful blows, I stay at the corner
She is living in and out of tune

Hey you
you're losing, you're losing, you're losing, you're losing your vitamin C
Hey you
you're losing, you're losing, you're losing, you're losing your vitamin C
Your vitamin C

And at Christmas, riding on her pony
Or she is stepping on the pigman's head
A beautiful blows, I stay at the corner
She is living in and out of tune

Hey you
You're losing, you're losing, you're losing, you're losing your vitamin C
Hey you