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Anyone with KJ from the start?

Postby firedance » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:57 pm

And do you remember the impact/press etc?\
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I first got into music generally in 1980 and my first album was Adam & the ants: Kings of the wild frontier ( the title track still sounds great by the way - not a million miles away from KJ as it happens!) but didn't really get into KJ until Night time although I was certainly aware of them. I had been reading the music press and saw them mentioned quite a bit - a friend's brother played me a bit of WTF at one stage but I just didn't get it at the time.\
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But what I certainly remember was the sheer notoriety of KJ in the early 80s. It might be difficult to appreciate now but then, they were considered really subversive, dangerous even. They were like these post-apocolyptic, post-punk terrorists: refusing to be interviewed, assaulting jounalists, the occult, not to mention this music that sounded like nothing on earth. I genuinely think the average pop/rock music fan thought they represented a threat to music and society itself - which I'm sure suited jaz & co. perfectly!\
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Was anyone there for the early days of success and if so what do they remember?
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Re: Anyone with KJ from the start?

Postby Mr.Punch » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:10 am

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guess you`ll find wot yer lookin`for. \;)\
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Re: Anyone with KJ from the start?

Postby firedance » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Thanks Mr Punch - that probably covers it alright. \;)\
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Re: Anyone with KJ from the start?

Postby Icen Killin » Wed May 12, 2010 8:33 pm

I was there..........all I can say is .......yes......\
IT WAS FUCKING GREAT........LIFE CHANGING TIMES......VERY INTENSE...\
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Great that they are back together.
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Re: Anyone with KJ from the start?

Postby billynoband » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:51 pm

You are right Killing Joke changed my life in 1980 too. It's a good job they did too as the country was as bleak as ditchwater back then.
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Re: Anyone with KJ from the start?

Postby OWEI » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:50 pm

I first saw KJ at Digbeth Civic Hall in Birmingham (now the Institute) in Birmingham on 13 Oct 1980 and they were astonishing and so loud that I couldn't hear for several days after.
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Re: Anyone with KJ from the start?

Postby scotty 2 tees » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:15 pm

Think it was 1980 for me,used to go alternative nights in Manchester,and nag the dj to death to put wardance or tension on.It was a life changer hearing the early KJ stuff,and still today.Their energy and live performances were incredible.I suppose they will stay with me forever more.No other bands come close to there power and passion.KJ Forever in my heart. :D
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