Killing Joke: Outside the Gates 12"

Let Them Eat Vinyl Records


Outside the Gate was not originally meant to be a Killing Joke album, at least not by the band. It was a solo album by lead singer Jaz Coleman -- with KJ guitarist Geordie Walker helping out -- until the record label got the band's name onto the cover. Here Coleman tries to become a bona fide singer rather than just a vocalist, and turns his usual growl and shout into a croon, acting as if he's Freddie Mercury and David Bowie mashed together. This album may be of interest to some completists.
Tags: post-punk reissues