KILLING JOKE – The Unperverted Pantomime / No Way Out But Forward
THE UNPERVERTED PANTOMIME 5/5
NO WAY OUT BUT FORWARD 5/5
With no sign of the Killing Joke killing machine slowing down on the back of their cracking new album and world tour, now we get two reissues of early and live material that fans and casual listeners alike will want to pick up. ‘The Unperverted Pantomime’ pulls together early singles like ‘Nervous Systems’ and ‘Wardance’ with Capital Radio sessions and live recordings. It’s surprising how fresh it all still sounds, and it’s not hard to see why KJ have influenced everyone from the Foo Fighters to Ministry. ‘No Way Out…’ is from a live show from 1985 and contains their top 10 chart hit ‘Love Like Blood’ and songs from the ‘Night Time’ album. With seldom heard studio tracks included, any member of Killing Jokes ‘Gatherers’ will want both of these for their record collections.