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Money Is Not Our God: The Anti-Commercial Ire of Killing Joke's "Extremities" Album

An interview with drummer Martin Atkins



At the time of its release in November of 1990, Killing Joke's "Extremities, Dirt And Various Repressed Emotions" signaled a crucial shift for the band. Up until this point, Killing Joke had managed to morph its image like a demonic shapeshifter; retaining a common thread of underlying malicious intent woven throughout even their most commercial output. Combining harsh and jagged industrial with dark dance music, "Extremities" was the culmination of the band's multiple faces up to that point. It is a heavy and unrelenting record, sharply political yet bluntly nihilistic in its pummeling approach. The album's lead single, "Money Is Not Our God," was a particular standout with its vehemently anti-commercial mantra, driving-hypnotic rhythm, and pounding drums.

However, when Killing Joke released the album, few fans knew what to expect. Their two prior albums, "Outside The Gate" (1988) and "The Courtauld Talks" (1989), had deviated from their perceived trademark sound. Subsequently both albums were commercial flops while managing to alienate much of their fanbase in the process. They were soon dropped by Virgin Records and half of the band members quit.

Founding members Jaz Coleman and Geordie Walker began the process of revamping the lineup; first by enlisting former Public Image Ltd drummer Martin Atkins and then convincing former bassist Paul Raven to rejoin the group. It is with this lineup that they recorded "Extremities, Dirt And Various Repressed Emotions" in August of 1990, and it is the only album to feature this formation of Killing Joke. It was the direct influence of Martin Atkins during this period which returned the band to their earlier sound and put them back on the course to relevance. Without him joining and appearing on this album, it's arguable as to whether Killing Joke would be regarded as highly as they are today.

In a new interview, Martin reflects on his time in the group, the sound of the album, its influences, and much more. Read it at:


Tue May 04, 2021 3:18 am

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Post Re: Negative Insight website/mag Discharge,Bathory,Siege,Ons


After several years, we are pleased to announce a new release with printed work from Negative Insight is now available. London's Demo Tapes have officially released the Disattack "A Bomb Drops..." demo as a 12" EP, and we are humbled to be a small part of it.

The Disattack demo, recorded in the UK in 1985, has become a cult relic within the Discharge style. While somewhat dismissed at the time of its release for being a Discharge clone, it has since been championed by fans and gone on to be considered one of the purveyors of the Dis genre. As the label writes, "Six raw bursts of sonic bloodbath that will leave your ears bleeding in a ditch. The fear of doom dawning when the whole world will be bathed in Blood!"

Featuring Bill Steer on guitar prior to forming Carcass, as well as Middie from Distraught Records (who released Anti-Cimex's self-titled 12" in 1986) on vocals, this demo has been fully restored for the highest sound quality.

The Negative Insight contribution to this release includes two recent interviews (one with Middie and another with bassist Paul) reflecting on the history of the band, the influence of Discharge and how Disattack were perceived in their brief time together. They are part of a 28 page booklet which compiles a slew of unearthed photos, fanzine interviews, reviews, and more from the era. It is a high quality release, giving the band proper recognition.

Copies in the US and North America can be purchased through our Social Napalm shop @social__napalm at:

For US wholesale, they are available from our friends at Sorry State Records @sorrystate and Ebullition Records.

For UK and European orders, order directly from La Vida Es Un Mus Discos @lavidaesunmus here:

Australian heads can purchase from Shortfuse Records @666.head


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