Killing Joke ‎– Turn To Red

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Turn To Red 4:10
Nervous System 4:10
Are You Receiving 4:50

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MD410 Killing Joke Turn To Red(10", Single) Malicious Damage MD410 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12WIP 6550, 12 WIP 6550 Killing Joke Almost Red(12", Single) Island Records, Malicious Damage 12WIP 6550, 12 WIP 6550 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12WIP 6550, 12 WIP 6550 Killing Joke Almost Red(12", Single) Island Records, Island Records 12WIP 6550, 12 WIP 6550 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12 WIP 6550 Killing Joke Almost Red(12", W/Lbl) Island Records 12 WIP 6550 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6550 Killing Joke Nervous System / Turn To Red(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6550 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIPX-1843-1U Killing Joke Nervous System(7", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Island Records WIPX-1843-1U UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6550 Killing Joke Nervous System(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6550 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6550 Killing Joke Nervous System(7", Single, Promo) Island Records WIP 6550 UK 1979 Sell This Version
MDV559 Killing Joke Turn To Red(12", RE, Ltd, Red) Malicious Damage MDV559 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Killing Joke Turn To Red (Dub Mix)(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Killing Joke Self-released) none UK 2014

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Bier_Dough

Bier_Dough

November 9, 2015
referencing Turn To Red, 10", Single, MD410
'Almost Red' was a pisstake of the Buggles
krisscanlon

krisscanlon

September 15, 2015
referencing Turn To Red, 10", Single, MD410
I certainly feel after liking the Joke for over 25 years that it is amazing due to technology to hear this orig record all these years later. I do feel that IMO there is a reggae dub feel here but energetic modern rock is the only superlatives i could wax here.
Geoff_Burkman

Geoff_Burkman

January 1, 2013
referencing Turn To Red, 10", Single, MD410
I'll leave it be for now, but ascribing the genre 'reggae' to this band is almost as risible as calling them 'electronic'. Just my two cents.
idoldesjeunes

idoldesjeunes

December 23, 2012
referencing Turn To Red, 10", Single, MD410
did u received the 'death' +card+ sucker's ?
SadBast

SadBast

May 4, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Turn To Red, 10", Single, MD410

This is the original version of the band's debut single, lacking the track 'almost red' that would appear a little later on the 12" pressing. The 10" release is collectable, not only for it's music but also for the 4 scarce 'art cards' included with the disc in its clear plastic sleeve.
SadBast

SadBast

May 1, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Almost Red, 12", Single, 12WIP 6550, 12 WIP 6550

This rare 4-track version of the band's debut e.p. (original release shown here as the 'turn to red' 10") was sold at gigs on the debut LP tour in the UK, marked as 'factory sample'. This release is maybe the definitive statement of the dub reggae influences underpining Youth & Big Paul's ground breaking rhythm section - over 10 years ahead of its time. A very scarce reworking of 'are you receiving' with remarkable new guitar parts added by Geordie was recorded during their legendary debut Capital Radio session and appeared on the semi-official 'Bum's Rush' lp the following year and was selected by Geordie for inclusion in 2003's 'Unperverted Pantomime' CD which combined the best of 'Bum's Rush' and the incredibly scarce (500 only) 'Unperverted Pantomime' cassette that comprised a full 1979 live set (includes 'nervous system', 'are you receiving') and tracks from several early sessions.