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Chameleons/Killing Joke punch up

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:17 pm
by Werewolf32
"Paper Tigers" is about a fracas between them and KJ:

Re: Chameleons/Killing Joke punch up

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:58 am
can you expand of this? thanks Werewolf

Re: Chameleons/Killing Joke punch up

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:47 pm
by Mr.Punch
There has been a bit of a row between them during a Tour early eighties.

From the gathering mailing list:

Notes by Mark - During our early touring, back in the days when we had 'an

> agent' (gasp!!) we found ourselves, courtesy of 'Wasted Talent' down to

> support Killing Joke in Leicester. We arrived on time ready to sound check.

> KJ arrived four and a half hours late and we couldn't check until they had,

> very boring but no problem. That is until we started our sound check. I

> plugged my bass in, played a few notes to make sure everything was working

> and the sound guy shouted "ok, good, now guitar." I started laughing and

> looked at Dave and he did the same thing, struck a single chord to make sure

> the leads were working and we got another "great, thanks" from the sound

> engineer. We started shouting at them that we wanted a proper sound-check,

> not a line check and they told us that there just wasn't time due to the

> lateness of Killing Joke's arrival. Things escalated and, noticing the band

> at the side of the stage, drawn by the commotion, Dave and I unstrapped our

> guitars and ran at them. Fortunately for them their crew managed to stop us

> before we got to them. We told them all to fuck off and blew out the gig.

> Later a spokesman for the band came over and apologised and hoped we'd play

> the rest of the gigs with them but we told them were to go. Paper Tigers

> came from that basically.