Though tracing their beginnings to the heart of the late 70s punk scene, Killing Joke recall how they tried to inject some mysticism and spirituality into the mix of spittle and anarchy when they formed in 1979.
The subject of this month’s Q Maverick interview – available in Q355, on sale now – we take a career spanning look at the band who have recorded inside a giant pyramid, provided the music for for Nirvana’s pre-show warm-up tape and burnt down their own squat… among other things.
“I thought the punk movement lacked mysticism,” frontman Jaz Coleman tells Q’s Andrew Perry discussing his group’s idiosyncratic leanings. “So we added it in great doses!”
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