The Unperverted Pantomime? – Killing Joke – 2003

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Album The Unperverted Pantomime? by the band Killing Joke
Album The Unperverted Pantomime? by the band Killing Joke

The Unperverted Pantomime? is a compilation album by the British post-punk band Killing Joke, released in 2003. The album contains rare and unreleased tracks from the band’s early years, including demos, live recordings, and alternate versions of songs from their first two albums. The album title is a reference to the band’s original name, The Unperverted Pantomime, which they used for their first gig in 1978. The album cover features a collage of images from the band’s history, such as flyers, posters, and press clippings.

The album showcases the band’s raw and experimental sound, influenced by punk, industrial, dub, and metal. The tracks range from aggressive and chaotic to atmospheric and hypnotic, reflecting the band’s diverse musical influences and creative vision. Some of the highlights include “Are You Receiving?”, a powerful anthem with a catchy chorus and a distorted guitar riff; “Turn to Red”, a dub-infused track with a heavy bassline and a political message; “Nervous System”, a dark and menacing song with a pulsating synth and a haunting vocal; and “Change”, a catchy and melodic song with a pop sensibility and a sarcastic lyric.

The Unperverted Pantomime? is a must-have for fans of Killing Joke and for anyone interested in the history of post-punk music. The album offers a glimpse into the band’s creative process and their evolution as one of the most influential and innovative bands of their era. The album is also a testament to the band’s uncompromising and original style, which has inspired countless artists across genres and generations.

The personnel of the album The Unperverted Pantomime? by Killing Joke, released in 2003, are:

  • Jaz Coleman – vocals, keyboards
  • Geordie Walker – guitar
  • Youth – bass
  • Paul Ferguson – drums

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