Monday, November 10, 2008

(Almost) Forgotten Music: Killing Joke

This was a huge anthem for alternative (we called it "New Music" then) music fans in the early 1980s. When it became clear the music of our older brothers and sisters' lives was going to retain its top dog position in popular culture, many of us stopped trying to find the compromise between punk/new wave and classic rock, and rejected the latter entirely. In most US cities, you'd have had to turn off your radio and get out on the dance floor to catch this.

FYI, Nirvana totally nicked this guitar riff for "Come As You Are."

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