Killing Joke / Invaders Of The Heart
Venue: The Roundhouse, London
Jaz’s rabble-rousers career through Camden
The rationale of having ex-Public Image Ltd man Jah Wobble and his INVADERS OF THE HEART  as support is likely twofold; PiL were a huge early inspiration on the headliner, and secondly, it works to lull the crowd into a false sense of security.
For these days KILLING JOKE  display little of Wobble’s more mellow reggae/dub tendencies, even when performing their early material. Instead, their performance is pure fury... and yet the red thread throughout their 37-year discography remains: an emphasis on rhythm that makes their material crushingly heavy but usually undeniably danceable, a contradiction that's manifested in the contrasting movements of the crowd.