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Killing Joke / Invaders Of The Heart

Live Review

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 [8] 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 [9] 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. 

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