Killing Joke ‎– Wardance / Pssyche

Malicious Damage ‎– MD5.40
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single


A Wardance 3:40
B Pssyche 5:02

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℗ 1980 Warner Bros

Incidental information: recorded in January 1980 at Gooseberry Sound Studios (19 Gerrard Street, London W1).

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout - variant 1): LYN-10616-ITH MD 540 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout - variant 2): LYN-10616-ITH MD 540 A2 (MO)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout - variant 1): LYN-10617-ITH MD 540 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout - variant 2): LYN-10617-ITH MD 540 B2 <MO>
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped): TOWNHOUSE

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May 31, 2010
ive never known kiling joke to throw instruments across the stage but if you wanna hear amazing live versions of the above get this beast of a record:


May 10, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

A small number of copies from the original Malicious Damage pressing came with a pre-typed folded form comprising military 'call-up papers' to be filled out and submitted by the purchaser. Near mint copies, in picture sleeve with this insert in undamaged condition command huge prices.


May 5, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Wardance is probably THE definitive KJ song and has been a consistent highlight, driving energy into their live set through over 25 years. Similarly Pssyche has become their 'My Generation', providing a manic conclusion to their live set, frequently ending with drums and equipment scattered across the stage. This release includes a recording of Wardance very different to that widely known from the debut LP. The drumming is heart stopping in its intensity and contrasts to the cleaner 'studio drum sound' of the LP version - the sparse but awesome use of chinese cymbals on the single only serves to highlight the mania that must have swirled through that session - yep, it's that good!