Killing Joke ‎– Revelations

Malicious Damage ‎– EGMD 3, Malicious Damage ‎– 2311 146
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A1 The Hum 4:58
A2 Empire Song 3:18
A3 We Have Joy 2:59
A4 Chop-Chop 4:18
A5 The Pandys Are Coming 4:09
B1 Chapter III 3:12
B2 Have A Nice Day 3:13
B3 Land Of Milk And Honey 2:36
B4 Good Samaritan 3:30
B5 Dregs 4:52

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Includes printed inner sleeve with album lyrics.

All lyrics copyright © Energy Music Co Ltd 1982

℗ EG Records Ltd 1982
© 1982 EG Records Ltd

Mastered at Strawberry Mastering, London

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Stamped): EGMD 3 A//1▽420 S 1 1 3 STRAWBERRY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout, Stamped): EGMD 3 B//1▽420 S 1 1 3 STRAWBERRY

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207 966, 207 966-620 Killing Joke Revelations(LP, Album, RE) EG, EG, Virgin 207 966, 207 966-620 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGMD 3 Killing Joke Revelations(LP, Album) Malicious Damage EGMD 3 US 1982 Sell This Version
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November 3, 2020
The NME described Big Pauls cymbal work on this album "like pistol shots in darkness" which has always stuck with me. Great album.


September 25, 2020
'Empire Song' is one of their best. 'The Hum' is also very good.

The rest is pretty meh.


November 5, 2014
Long time KJ fan since my simultaneous discovery in 1984 of S/T (Malicious Damage) 1980 and “Night Time” 1984.

This is where purist Gatherers will label me a poser in terms of being a KJ fan: “Revelations”, their third official studio release, is in my humble opinion, a low point in their usual strong offerings. Sporting a cover which would seem to suggest a more “Night Time” oriented thematic or flavor, and having discovered “Fire Dances” and “What’s This For” prior to this one, my expectations may have been too high.

Opening up with the absolutely hypnotic “The Hum” which is still a strong favorite amongst fans, and following up with the energetic “Empire Song”, the album does seem to go downhill from then on, never quite recovering after the fall. I must point out I was never one to be able to appreciate all that “We Have Joy” and “Chop Chop” material that seems to be a stable of reference for many KJ reviewers when comparing new material to these “classic” older morcels, although “The Pandys Are Coming” and “Dregs” do seem to stick in one’s noggin’ long after the LP has finished playing.

All in all, I still consider this album one of their weaker ones in a long, strong line of powerful and meaningful catalogue. Granted personal issues plaguing band members did not help matters, as Jaz left for Iceland fearing the apocalypse, and Youth simply quitting the band after this one, but Conny Plank’s production behind the knobs did help make this one a crisp release while remaining quite minimalist and true in style to its predecessors, helping KJ remain a band which just kept getting better as the musicians themselves were getting tighter and more proficient in their roles. If you enjoyed KJ’s earlier efforts then this one may be right up your alley. But for some odd reason, it just did not click with me.