40 Years Ago: KILLING JOKE record their second Peel session

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40 Years Ago: KILLING JOKE record their second Peel session

KILLING JOKE recorded their second session for John Peel's programme on this day in 1980 at Maida Vale 4. The session first aired on Monday 17 March sharing session spots with a re-broadcast of the REVILLOS' first.

Killing Joke went from zero to 100 in ten weeks, and that's because we had a very famous [BBC] DJ called John Peel who endorsed us and gave us a session and played our first EP nonstop for like eight weeks. And John Lydon from the Sex Pistols, he was talking about Killing Joke nonstop. So our first show was sold out. Ten concerts later, we’re selling out the Lyceum. And Sam Alder of E.G. Records signed Killing Joke when we were 19.

Jaz Coleman / Killing Joke interview, The Aquarian, 2019