Killing Joke ‎– Outside The Gate

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Tracklist

America 3:48
My Love Of This Land 4:12
Stay One Jump Ahead 3:09
Unto The Ends Of This Earth 6:07
The Calling 4:45
Obsession 3:34
Tiahuanaco 3:26
Outside The Gate 8:38

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EG LP 73, EGLP 73 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(LP, Album) EG, EG EG LP 73, EGLP 73 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VJD-32070 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(CD, Album) EG VJD-32070 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
EG CD 73, EGCD 73 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(CD, Album) EG, EG EG CD 73, EGCD 73 UK 1988 Sell This Version
EGMC 73, EG MC 73 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(Cass, Album) EG, EG EGMC 73, EG MC 73 UK 1988 Sell This Version
208 955-630 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(LP, Album) Virgin 208 955-630 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
TLP-90139 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(LP, Album) Virgin, BMG TLP-90139 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
70603 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(LP, Album) Virgin 70603 France 1988 Sell This Version
MG 0627 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0627 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
50999 5 09375 2 3, KJRE 8 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin 50999 5 09375 2 3, KJRE 8 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
VJCP-68866 Killing Joke Outside The Gate(CD, Album, RM, RE) Virgin, Charisma VJCP-68866 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Killing Joke Outside The Gate(CDr, Album, RE, RM, Promo) Virgin none UK 2008 Sell This Version
LETV019LP Killing Joke Outside The Gate(2xLP, RE, 180) Let Them Eat Vinyl LETV019LP UK 2009 Sell This Version
LETV019LP Killing Joke Outside The Gate(LP, Red + LP, Yel + Album, RE) Let Them Eat Vinyl LETV019LP UK 2009 Sell This Version

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Butterman

Butterman

November 4, 2014
referencing Outside The Gate, LP, Album, EG LP 73, EGLP 73
Long time KJ fan since my simultaneous discovery in 1984 of S/T (Malicious Damage) 1980 and “Night Time” 1984.
After having been somewhat disappointed by the washed out Geordie riffs and mellowed bass by Raven from BTATS, which was an obvious attempt from the execs to bring forth the digital synth chords to craft a more mid-80s post-dust melancholia, “Outside The Gate” is something which I consider to being an anomaly, an easily avoidable mistake, and almost an insult to pure Gatherers. One would have thought that after a few years of hefty releases before mellowing down with their commercial attempts of BTATS that the KJ would have done and subsequently “passed” that pop phase, but “Gate” proved otherwise. A band in top form with one of the greatest lineups of their career (Big Paul & Raven have always been overlooked in history books) should have taken a hint when the record company forced what would have been a Jaz Coleman solo outing (backed by the Jokers as supporting band) to be promoted & sold as a KJ product, leading to Big Paul being fired (and his original drum tracks erased from the mix) and Raven going uncredited for the few tracks he did lull through (& then leaving the outfit). Imagine if you will Led Zep firing John Bonham & John Paul Jones fired during “Houses Of The Holy”.

“Outside The Gate” would have worked if it wouldn’t have been a KJ album, simply because Gatherers seem to have too many expectations from such a band. Granted everyone has their preferences and try to justify why some records are more representative to what is considered the KJ sound than others, and opinions are quite divided on “Gate”. Some simply state it`s rubbish to be avoided while others claim it doesn`t deserve the harsh reception it did. Upon my own first listen of the album when it originally came out, I was never able to sit through two songs, simply feeling that whatever this record was supposed to be, it simply did not meet my own needs of the time. Even when trying to go through it decades later, I still find myself unable to get passed the fact it was marketed as a KJ record.

My personal suggestion is not to listen to this record if you haven’t been exposed to KJ beforehand. If wishing to experience “Outside The Gate”, start off with “Night Time”, move on to “BTATS”, and then try to sit through “Gate”. If you are a Gatherer and still want to add this one to your collection, I simply can state that this is KJ at its most sterile, lifeless, and somewhat pretentious, as it was principally intended as an offshoot attempt rather than a group oriented effort. Definately not for everyone, to say the least!
dr-instupituous

dr-instupituous

October 16, 2011
referencing Outside The Gate, LP, Album, EG LP 73, EGLP 73
I DISAGREE! This is one of my all time favourite albums, not just of Killing Joke but of anyone. It takes a few listens and is of its time sound wise but those riffs! I actually went back to this when the remaster came out expecting to be dissapointed but fell in love all over again. Drama, tunes Geordie and Jaz. Brilliant.
donnacha

donnacha

February 25, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Outside The Gate, CD, Album, EG CD 73, EGCD 73
This doesn't really count as a Killing Joke record, it was intended to be a Jaz Coleman solo release and it's very different in style. It was also recorded and completed in a rush and is not very high quality.