Any Killing Joke Fans?

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  1. Marquee Moon

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    I had heard them before a while ago, but just started really getting into them about 2 years ago. They got me through some really hard times, and probably still more to come. The drumming especially later on is so cool, but they allways had a cool sense of rythmn. I love that tribal vibe they had. In some ways, I kind of prefer them to Joy Division and PIL. Can you believe they got that sound out of a gibson hollow body? so chimey and heavy at the same time.



     
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    sure am
     
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    sweet! did you ever get to see them live? I've heard they are great. They are playing with tool, but i probably don't have the money and I never really checked out tool.
     
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    I don’t really know their stuff but one of their bass players moved here and became friendly with my sisters then boyfriend and I hung out with him a few times. Seemed like a nice guy. That’s all I got.

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    All day. I'd started a thread building up an ES295 husk just because of Geordie. The husk had to be returned but I bought a ES kit with the $. It'll be gold.
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    KJ & Tool... what a great bill that is. I hope I can see them.

    That vid/album you posted reminds me of moving to CA. Great times & great band.
     
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    thats awesome! Its funny, I allways associated old gibson hollowbodies with jazz for some reason, but some of them sound really cool and chimey. What pickup are you going to put in it?
     
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    I have some custom wound dogears or some Gibsons too. We'll see.
    The seller says he can make the changes I requested... P90 routes, single binding front & back, thick neck, no bridge holes. I stil have a couple cans of Reranch Goldtop Gold. Prob need 2 more for that body size.

    A fave vid of Killing Joke 90's era I've posted before. This is just nuts.
     
  8. Steve 78

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    Yep, I like 'em. I have to admit I only really started listening to them a few years ago though which is a pity cos I would've loved them in my 20s. (I still prefer Joy Division though :D).
     
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    good evening TDPRI friends,

    the secret to geordie's sound is

    1.) precision
    2.) taste
    3.) post plexi era marshall(s)
    4.) and, finally, the Bell Paice ADT Automatic Double Tracker.

    the final item is super rare, and not inexpensive. it might be better to spend the gas money on a trip down south to make a pact with The Dark One at an unmarked intersection in Mississippi.

    i can only assume the dude is dampening his semi-hollowbody guitars with foam or something. to play at his volume through anything but a solidbody is definitely some next level Jedi mind trick type stuff. i love his sound.
     
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    Saw them live again a couple of years ago, brilliant!

    See 'em if you get chance. Geordie and I had mutual friends 35 years ago.
     
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    Prob as you were typing I was watching the live vid above & wondering how he was getting on. Just amazing he's not squealing at every turn.

     
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    the first killing joke record was a sanctuary for me while was going through prolonged withdrawal from methamphetamines, no but seriously, really, I thought that I was paranoid before I made the album the sound track for my first three month of being clean.
    the good news is...that I wised up and switched to Throbbing gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music
     
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    never saw them live...but i would love too
     
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    Sorry, thought you meant fan of this:




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    Love Killing Joke. First album is a classic, and still going strong.
     
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    Used to go their gigs from Oktober 1980 onwards. First one was in Jenkinsons Brighton and I was deaf for five days after. I was too close to Geordie's twin Burman amp stacks.

    He used those Burman amps for a long time. They were way more versatile than the Marshalls back then, but really rather expensive. I like them.
     
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    Geordie used Framus in the studio but tours currently with a pair of BluGuitar AMP 1s with rented cabs in the US and his own Marshalls in Europe. He has also used BlackStar in the US, but those could have been rentals, and he hasn't used his Burmans live for a very long time. Here's a good article covering his setup over the years: https://banquetgrove.com/post/185507959642/geordie-walker-killing-joke
     
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    I'm a fan. I recently made a cover of Love Like Blood.



    Probably too synthy for some :)
     
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    I remember hearing them when I was living in the eighties.
     
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    Been a huge fan since their first single. Seen them many times over the years.
    Saw them on their last UK tour. They were were incredible. And deafening.
    Geordie seemed to be using a BluGuitar Amp - no sign of any Marshalls.
    Youth's rig looked like something from the Antiques Roadshow with a Marshal 2x12 combo thrown in for good luck.
    Geordie's from my neck of the woods. A friend of mine has known him & his cousin since school.
    He always gets on the guestlist, backstage pass & watches the soundchecks etc. Lucky bugger!
     
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