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Killing Joke - What's This For...! album

Killing Joke - What's This For...! album
  • Performer Killing Joke
  • Title What's This For...!
  • Date of release 1994
  • Country UK
  • Style Post-Punk, New Wave
  • Other formats AUD MMF MP3 AIFF MOD MIDI AAC
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1928 mb
  • Size FLAC 1659 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 594

Killing Joke is the debut studio album by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released on 5 October 1980 by record label . It debuted at number 41 on the UK Albums Chart on 26 October 1980 and later peaked at number 39. The album has been called "an underground classic" for fans of "heavy music", and has influenced artists ranging from Nirvana to Marilyn Manson and Metallica.

UMG (от лица компании "Virgin"); ASCAP, BMI - Broadcast Music In. LatinAutor - SonyATV, LatinAutor, CMRRA, UMPG Publishing, UMPI, LatinAutor - UMPG" и другие авторские общества (2). Композиция. Butcher (2005 Digital Remaster). UMG (от лица компании "Virgin"); LatinAutor, UMPG Publishing, BMI - Broadcast Music In. ASCAP, LatinAutor - UMPG, CMRRA, UBEM" и другие авторские общества (2).

What’s THIS For? is apparently KJ’s first real studio child, sine their debut was rumoured to be birthed out of touring and live performances. The Fall Of Because remains a definite killer opener to the album and is often cited as such, while Tension has an almost underground pop-ish groove to it, albeit strictly in that unique KJ feel. This album remains a strong entry in a legendary band’s legacy, still often quoted by gatherers as an important stepping stone into the band’s ongoing evolution. It doesn’t seem to scorch the skies as their debut did but still manages to burn the house down if allowed so. Reply Notify me Helpful.

Band Name Killing Joke. Album Name What's This for? Type Album.

Album by Killing Joke. Who Told You How? Exit. Follow the Leaders (Dub).

1. The Fall Of Because - 2005 Digital Remaster. Listen to What's This For. in full in the this site app. Play on this site.

Listen on Apple Music. Listen on Apple Music. More By Killing Joke. See All. Killing Joke. No Way Out But Forward Go. 2001.

Killing Joke (2003 album). This article is about the 2003 Killing Joke album. For other uses, see The Killing Joke. Studio album by Killing Joke. They're taking over the world. That's what's happening, and here we are at the heart of the fucking enemy Bassist Paul Raven had recently met Grohl, who expressed an interest in working with the band. We also wanted John from System of a Down and Danny from Tool.

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1 The Fall Of Because 5:12
2 Tension 4:33
3 Unspeakable 5:20
4 Butcher 6:11
5 Follow The Leaders 5:37
6 Madness 7:43
7 Who Told You How? 3:37
8 Exit 3:42

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Caroline Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Caroline Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – E.G. Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – E.G. Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – EMI Jax
  • Published By – E.G. Music, Inc.
  • Recorded At – The Town House
  • Glass Mastered At – EMI Jax


  • Producer, Written-By – Killing Joke


Made in U.S.A.

Release is packaged in a clear standard jewel case with a black tray.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 1704-61539-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: EGCD00058 01# 08-23-94 SP 1 - 1 -1 EMI JAX
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Other (SPARS Code): AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EGMD 5.50, 2311 082 Killing Joke What's This For...! ‎(LP, Album) Malicious Damage, Malicious Damage EGMD 5.50, 2311 082 UK 1981
EGMD 5.50 Killing Joke What's This For...! ‎(LP, Album, Promo) EG EGMD 5.50 UK 1981
none Killing Joke What's This For...! ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Virgin none UK & Europe 2005
EGM 111 Killing Joke What's This For...! ‎(LP, Album, TP) Editions EG EGM 111 US 1981
00946 312224 2 9, KJRE2, 312224 2 Killing Joke What's This For...! ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 00946 312224 2 9, KJRE2, 312224 2 UK & Europe Unknown