Killing Joke – the Tube Performances, 1983 and 1985 (DVD)

Back in the mists of time, namely the early eighties, you rarely got to see goth, alternative and post-punk bands on the TV – let alone playing live.  And it is quite difficult to find high quality, complete versions of such performances (excepting the odd clip on an Old Grey Whistle Test compilation DVD).

So this Dark Circle Room post about Killing Joke’s two Tube appearances is very welcome.  The shows, from late 83 and early 85, are Killing Joke at a great time, just after Raven (RIP) had joined the band.

I especially like the fresh-faced Jaz!

The Tube, Channel 4 – 16 December 1983 (9.44min)

  • Dominator
  • Frenzy
  • Eighties

The Tube, Channel 4 – 25 January 1985 (13.27min)

  • Nightime
  • Kings and Queens
  • Love Like Blood

Total Program Time: 23m 11sec

via DARK CIRCLE ROOM: Killing Joke – The Tube Performances – 1983/1985 (ProShot DVD).

3 thoughts on “Killing Joke – the Tube Performances, 1983 and 1985 (DVD)

  1. Remember the Channel 4 ‘Whatever You Want’ shows from 1982? KJ were recorded at the Brixton Ace in Novemer 82 (along with a brilliant support called ‘Urban Shakedown’ who were never heard of again.. or was that the S.D.Cult gig?) – only 4 tracks were broadcast but the full gig must exist somewhere. Jaz had just returned from Iceland, & Raven had just joined. The band were on typically superb form.

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