Posts Tagged ‘Goth’

Killing Joke live….

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Just checked out Killing Joke last week, and man did they put on one hell of a show. The band played in of  my favorite places in Vancouver see shows, called The Venue. A great size place, with excellent sound. The show was almost sold out, kinda nice to see that that one of the seminal goth/industrial/punk pioneers have not been forgotten. Jaz and the boys blew my mind five years ago when they made a stop over in Vancouver back in 2003. I promised myself I would never miss another show of theirs. This time they played  one of my favorite Killing Joke songs ever  ”Eighties”!!

Thirty years later and the band are still going strong, as the new album Absolute Dissent and live show are both very strong, and can show the youngins out there how it’s supposed to be done. I always though the secret weapon in Killing Joke was their guitarist Geordie, If their is such a thing as the “signature” Killing Joke sound, then it revolves around Geordie. The lush surreal guitar tones clashing with the industrial sounds of the other members makes for one hell of a sweet racket. The industrial flame still lives on after all these years.

 

Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses (Reissue)

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Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses (Reissue)

The first time I heard of Type O Negative was when I saw the “Black No.1″ video back in 1993 on the MuchMusic Power Hour. I had never seen anything like it at the time. The video was dark, and ominous, but had a fun vibe to it at the same time. It was probably the best video which came out that year. What struck me the most about this visual piece, was the lead singer / bass player Peter Steele. He looked like a gargantuan seven foot tall vampire. After seeing the video, I decided to pick up the Bloody Kisses album, and completely fell in love with Type O’s brand of gothic tinged metal. Type O Negative’s music didn’t sound like anything I had heard before at the time. It was like a head on collision of The Sisters Of Mercy and Black Sabbath.