Stay On Track In The Weekend With Five Fresh Firecrackers

5 new firecrackers to boost your weekend

Band: KILLING JOKE
Who: Post-industrial-punk veterans from London
Active: 1979–1996, 2002–present / 15 LPs
with Pylon as their latest, released 7 years ago.

New EP: LORD OF CHAOS
Out: 25 March 2022

New single: LORD OF CHAOS – title track

Lord Of Chaos resounds familiar from the get-go.
A huge wall-of-storming sound, Coleman‘s poignant
vox and a muscular chorus…

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Band: BODEGA

Who: Jangly indie rockers from NYC

New album: BROKEN EQUIPMENT – 2nd LP
Out: 11 March 2022

New single: STATUETTE ON THE CONSOLE

Speedy stunner
Punchy Panache
Full blast ahead…

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Band: FOO FIGHTERS

New single: MARCH OF THE INSANE
From their upcoming horror
movie (no joke) titled Studio 666.

The Foos go metal mental.
Trash, crash, smash.
Here they come…

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Band: FOALS

Who: Oxford 4-piece led by front star
Yannis Philippakis (Greek father, Ukrainian Jewish mother)
Active: Since 2005 / 7 studio LPs (new one included)

New album: LIFE IS YOURS, set for a summer release

New single: 2AM

The fervent funk machine hits again.
Get up and shake your booty, folks…

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Band: CYPRESS HILL
Who: Legendary West Coast hip-hop desperados
Active: Since 1988 / 10 studio LPs including new one

New album: BACK IN BLACK
Out: 18 March 2022 – order info here

New single: Bye Bye

The hip-rap-hop motherfuckers
are back with this dope lullaby
featuring Dizzy Wright

See/hear you next week, music junkies

KILLING JOKE Back In Business With New Blast ‘LORD OF CHAOS’

Band: KILLING JOKE
Who: Post-industrial-punk veterans from London
Active: 1979–1996, 2002–present / 15 LPs
with Pylon as their latest released 7 years ago.

New EP: LORD OF CHAOS
Out: 25 March 2022

New single: LORD OF CHAOS – title track

Jaz Coleman (frontman): “I’ve never known anything like the time
we are living in now; not since the Cuban Missile crisis but now in
comparison we have multiple flash points,” ‘Lord Of Chaos’ is about
complex systems failure when technology overloads and A.I. misreads
the enemies’ intentions.”

Lord Of Chaos resounds familiar from the get-go.
A huge wall-of-storming sound, Coleman‘s poignant
vox and a muscular chorus.

Killing Joke is back in business after 7 years.

Here comes the burly blast…

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Going Back In Time – Five Big Longplayers By Five Legendary Bands…

4 October 2020

Band: The Specials
Album: More Specials – second LP
Released: 4 October 1980 – 40 years ago

Jerry Dammers on the American tour to promote the LP:
Vibraphone music in elevators. Obviously this was classed as
rubbish. I don’t know if it was my state of mind, because I was
so zonked, but it struck me as a really weird, psychedelic music,
which is now called lounge or exotica. It’s been rehabilitated, but
at the time, to say you actually liked that music was mad. It
completely freaked out some of the band.”

THE SPECIALS: All Albums
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Band: Pink Floyd
Album: Atom Heart Mother – fifth LP
Released: 2 October 1970 – 50 years ago

David Gilmour: “A load of rubbish. We were at a real down point.
I think we were scraping the barrel a bit at that period. ‘Atom Heart
Mother’ sounds like we didn’t have any idea between us, but we
became much more prolific after it.”

PINK FLOYD: All Albums
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Band: The Who
Album: The Who By Numbers – seventh LP
Released: 3 October 1975 – 45 years ago

John Entwistle. “The band’s late great bassist): “The first
cover I designed. I never got paid for. We were taking it in turns
to do the covers. It was Pete’s turn before me and we did the
Quadrophenia cover, which cost about the same as a small
house back then, about £16,000. My cover cost £32.”

THE WHO: All Albums
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Band: The Police
Album: Zenyatta Mondatta – third LP
Released: 3 October 1980 – 40 years ago

Stewart Copeland (drummer) about the LP’s title artwork:
“It’s the same explanation that applies to the last two. It doesn’t
have a specific meaning like ‘Police Brutality’ or ‘Police Arrest’,
or anything predictable like that. Being vague it says a lot more.
Miles (Stewart Copeland’s brother and group manager) came up
with “Trimondo Blondomina”. Very subtle. Like three blondes
and the world. Then somebody thought of “Caprido Von Renislam”.
That rolls off the tongue. It was the address of the studio.

THE POLICE: All Albums
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Band: Killing Joke
Album: Killing Joke – debut LP
Released: 5 October – 40 years ago

Jaz Coleman: “The first wave of punk was
manufactured. It was manufactured as boys
band but what came out of it was very interesting.”

KILLING JOKE: All Albums

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘What’s THIS For…!’ – 2nd LP by KILLING JOKE (1981)

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘What’s THIS For…!’ by KILLING JOKE

Released: June 1981 – the band’s second LP

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ALL MUSIC review: ” ‘What’s THIS For…!’ showed that Killing Joke could maintain
their frenetic, doom-wracked intensity while experimenting with their already
strongly established style. Jazz Coleman’s vocals go through even more treatments
and tweaks than before, chorus shout-alongs swathed in deep echoes, hidden behind Geordie Walker’s punishing riffs and the steroid-driven rhythm section. Big Paul Ferguson in particular lays down some absolutely skull-crushing drum slams and Youth is no less intense at most parts…” – Score: 4/5 – Full review  here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Probably the best Apocalypse Now band in history. When Doomsday comes their wall-of-metallic-post-punk on What’s This For…!  is a firm candidate to be its soundtrack.

ALBUM in full…

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