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Ministry - 100% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘The difference between Ministry and other bands is that we sold out before we even started.’ Alain Jourgensen (7 October 1958, Havana, Cuba) began producing music under the Ministry name in the early 80s in Chicago, but was unhappy with the Euro-pop direction in which his record company (Arista Records) pushed him for 1983’s With Sympathy, later describing it Read more

New Model Army - 100% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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With their roots embedded in the punk era, New Model Army were formed in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, in 1980, and immediately outlined their manifesto by naming themselves after the Sir Thomas Fairfax/Oliver Cromwell revolutionary army. The band was formed by Justin ‘Slade The Leveller’ Sullivan (Buckinghamshire, England; guitar/vocals), a former platform sweeper Read more

Public Image Limited - 77% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Public Image Ltd. - 77% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Public Image Ltd (PiL) was the ‘company’ formed by John Lydon (31 January 1956, Finsbury Park, London, England) when he left behind both the Sex Pistols and his previous moniker, Johnny Rotten, in January 1978. With Lydon on vocals, classically trained pianist and early Clash guitarist Keith Levene on guitar, reggae-influenced bass player Jah Wobble (b. John Wardle Read more

Bauhaus - 72% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as Bauhaus 1919, this Northamptonshire, England-based quartet was formed by Peter Murphy (11 July 1957, Northamptonshire, England; vocals), Daniel Ash (b. 31 July 1957, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/guitar), David Jay aka David J. (b. David Jay Haskins, 24 April 1957, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/bass) and Kevin Haskins (b Read more

Peter Murphy - 70% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1957, Northamptonshire, England. The former Bauhaus vocalist set out on his solo career after a brief period as half of Dali’s Car, with former Japan member Mick Karn (one album, 1984’s The Waking Hour). Murphy was already famous in his own right for appearing in a television advertisement for Maxwell audio tapes. His first solo output was a cover version o Read more

Skinny Puppy - 67% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Industrial band Skinny Puppy, from Vancouver, Canada, are widely regarded as a forceful influence on the development of the genre in the late 80s, counting Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor among their loudest advocates. The principals behind the band are cEVIN Key (as this multi-instrumentalist prefers to call himself) and Nivek Ogre (Kevin Ogilvie), the band’s singer Read more

Siouxsie & The Banshees - 65% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Siouxsie Sioux (Susan Janet Ballion, 27 May 1957, London, England, although she also uses Susan Dallion) was part of the notorious ‘Bromley contingent’, including her then boyfriend Steve Severin (b. Steven John Bailey, 25 September 1955, London, England), which followed the Sex Pistols in their early days. Siouxsie had also taken part in the 100 Club Punk Festival Read more

Chameleons (UK) - 63% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1981 in Middleton, Manchester, England this highly promising but ill-fated band was formed by Mark Burgess (vocals, bass), Reg Smithies (guitar), Dave Fielding (guitar) and Brian Schofield (drums), although the latter was soon replaced by John Lever. After some successful BBC radio sessions, the band was signed to the CBS Records subsidiary Epic and released ‘In Read more

The Sound - 63% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Gang of Four - 61% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK post-punk band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1977, and named after the radical Chinese group that rose to power during that country’s Cultural Revolution. The Gang Of Four - Jon King (8 June 1955, London, England; vocals/melodica), Andy Gill (b. 1 January 1956, Manchester, England; guitar/vocals), Dave Allen (b. 23 December 1955, Kendal, Cumbria, England; bass) and H Read more

Magazine - 60% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Buzzcocks’ vocalist Howard Devoto (Howard Trafford, 1955, Manchester, England) left that band in January 1977, although he continued to be involved on the fringe of their activities for some time. In April he met guitarist John McGeoch (b. 28 May 1955, Greenock, Strathclyde, Scotland, d. 4 March 2004, London, England) and together they started writing songs. They fo Read more

Sisters Of Mercy - 59% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A post-punk UK rock outfit whose flirtations with gothic imagery have dogged the public and media perception of them throughout an eclectic career. Taking their name from a Leonard Cohen song, the Sisters Of Mercy formed in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, in 1980, when Leeds and Oxford University drop-out Andrew Eldritch (Andrew Taylor, 15 May 1959, England; vocals) teamed up wit Read more

The Sisters Of Mercy - 59% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Cabaret Voltaire - 58% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, in 1972, and named after a 1930s Dadaist collective based in Zurich, this experimental, innovative electronic outfit proved to be a huge influence on later, more commercially successful bands such as the Human League, Depeche Mode and New Order. By the late 80s they were also recognised as a pioneering force on the UK’s dance music Read more


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