Killing Joke: Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards); Paul Ferguson (vocals, drums); Geordie (guitar); Paul Raven (bass).
Recorded at Hansa Tonstudios, Berlin, Germany, between August & September 1984.
Killing Joke continued to move from strength to strength with the visceral NIGHT TIME. The band's edges still displayed something of the brittle surface of earlier records, but its playing had become more polished, Jaz Coleman's vocals more intelligible and wrought with bitter irony, and the charged energy of its signature sound was now being produced with a more sophisticated hand.
"Love Like Blood" is truly the album's centerpiece, Geordie's guitars arcing out like ruby lasers, etching a piquant melody above Paul Raven's percolating basslines, Coleman's preening synths and the gargantuan thrust of Paul Ferguson's mighty drums. "Multitudes" occupies a similar space but replaces the earlier song's massive forward motion with probing interludes of guitar and percussion. Also present here is the New Wave/punk/dance thrash of "Eighties," all raw guitar sarcasm and rhythmic thunderclap. The near-majestic atmosphere that infuses NIGHT TIME paved the way for the even more accomplished BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS.
- Genre: Pop
- RSD Release Date: DDD
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 2/22/2016
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