April 18, 2012

Test Spins: Killing Joke, MMXII

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If you’ve listened to LCD Soundsystem’s “Losing My Edge,” you’ve already heard Killing Joke’s music without realizing it. “Losing My Edge” takes its drumbeat and bass line from Killing Joke’s “Change,” which is pretty ironic given the fact that “Losing My Edge” is a pissing contest about being original and relevant. But if you’re going to claim that you hung out with Captain Beefheart so early in his career that nobody noticed you were there, who’s going to notice if you rip off the entire b-side of a single from the 1980s?

Original Author: Kai Sam Ng