Outside The Gate – Killing Joke – 1988


Album Outside The Gate by Killing Joke
Album Outside The Gate by Killing Joke

Outside the Gate is a controversial album by Killing Joke, released in 1988. It marked a radical departure from the band’s previous style, featuring complex synthesised arrangements and less guitar. The album was written and produced by Jaz Coleman and Geordie Walker, who used gematria to determine the tempos and time signatures of the songs. The album also had a troubled production history, as drummer Paul Ferguson was fired and bassist Paul Raven left the band in protest. The album received mixed reviews from critics and fans, and was not supported by a tour. Some consider it a Jaz Coleman solo project, while others appreciate its experimental nature.

Outside The Gate is a landmark album in the history of industrial rock. It is seen as one of the most influential albums of the genre, and it helped to shape the sound of industrial rock for years to come. The album is also notable for its strong political and social commentary, which continues to resonate with fans to this day.

The personnel of the album Outside The Gate by Killing Joke, released in 1988, are:

  • Jaz Coleman – vocals, keyboards, producer
  • Kevin “Geordie” Walker – guitar, bass, producer
  • Jimmy Copley – drums
  • Jeff Scantlebury – percussion
  • Martin Rex – recording engineer
  • Arun Chakraverty – mastering engineer
  • Andrzej Klimowski – illustration

Source: Wikipedia

The different versions published for this album :