Check out this Awesome THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD Live Mix 1989/2013 with Legendary Band Killing Joke
In the light of the coming book By Mont Sherar (Sex, Wax & RocknRoll); check out this greatly edited Video of The song “The Beautiful Dead” by the Old School Legend Punks Killing Joke! (SEE THE VIDEO BELOW)
Mont writes about the video:
“Killing Joke’s, ’The Beautiful Dead’ plays a significant role in the coming book, “Sex, WAX, n Rock n Roll,” including a life-changing brush with death itself, when released in 1989.
To hear it today, seems like an eerie prediction of what was coming around the corner back then — particularly the internet and social media.
I filmed three concerts with this song, 24 years apart. Two of them were in Miami in 1989, the other in Sweden in 2013. As a tribute to this under appreciated groove machine, I’ve combined all three concerts into one. I hope you will enjoy it.”
Killing Joke is an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England. The original line-up included Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards), “Big” Paul Ferguson (drums), Kevin “Geordie” Walker (guitars) and Martin “Youth” Glover (bass).
Their first album Killing Joke was released in 1980. After the release of Revelations in 1982, bassist Youth was replaced by Paul Raven. The band achieved mainstream success in 1985 with both the album Night Time and the single “Love Like Blood“.
A key influence on industrial rock, their early music was described by critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and John Dougan as “quasi-metal […] dancing to a tune of doom and gloom”, which gradually evolved over the years, incorporating elements ofelectronic music, synthpop and gothic rock, though always emphasising Coleman’s “savagely strident vocals”. Killing Joke have influenced many later bands and artists, such as Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden. Coleman and Geordie have been the only constant members of the band.