Killing Joke fans in North America would have seen that band on tour recently had the entire run of 26 shows supporting their new album Pylon not been summarily canceled due to unspecified “health issues.” The next chances anyone will have to see the band are a few scattered festival dates in the UK and Portugal, hardly practical travel-wise for US fans (and also, festivals blow). That’s a real downer, as Killing Joke rank up there with Wire among the very few active bands from the first wave of post-punk who still totally deliver the goods—Pylon contains some quite excellent material, and the chance to take in a show would have been mighty nice.
This hardly compares to an actual Killing Joke concert, but we think you’ll agree that it’s still really great. YouTube user itsnotbennings recently uploaded an animated LEGO video for the band’s classic song “Requiem,” from their indispensable self-titled debut album, complete with custom KJ portrait mini-figures. And while the LEGOfication of freakin’ everything is getting a bit stale, we found this to be one of the more inspired examples.
Bonus! Check out Killing Joke’s recent video for “Euphoria.” They’re still top-notch at doing that grandiose thing they do.
Tip of the hat to Mr. Shawn Swagerty for this find.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Famous album covers rendered in Lego
The Young Ones, Ab Fab, Einstein and more, recreated with LEGO
Tension: Killing Joke live on German TV, 1985
Killing Joke tour North America