Love Like Blood – Killing Joke (1985)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Love Like Blood by Killing joke.  The record was released in 1985, on the EG record label and has been reworked into a man brandishing a Katana Sword (Samurai) as inspired by the records picture sleeve.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan Killing Joke, Rock, lead vocalist Jazz Coleman, Samurai Swords, Katana Swords, or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Love Like Blood
Media Artist/s: Killing Joke
Record Label: EG
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Punk Rock

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Additional information about this, Killing Joke vinyl art.

Killing Joke – The Artists

Killing Joke are an English rock band formed in Cheltenham, England, in 1979 by Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards), Paul Ferguson (drums), Geordie Walker (guitar) and Youth (bass).
Their first album, Killing Joke, was released in 1980. After the release of Revelations in 1982, bassist Youth was replaced by Paul Raven. The band achieved mainstream success in 1985 with the album Night Time and particularly the single “Love Like Blood”. The band’s musical style emerged from the post-punk scene, but stood out due to their heavier approach, and has been cited as a key influence on industrial rock. Their style evolved over many years, at times incorporating elements of gothic rock, synth-pop and electronic music, but always featuring Walker’s prominent guitar and Coleman’s “savagely strident vocals”. Killing Joke have influenced many later bands and artists, such as Metallica, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden. Following Raven’s sudden death in 2007, all four founding members returned to the band’s lineup the following year. Coleman and Walker were the only constant members of the band until Walker’s death in 2023.

Love Like Blood – The Song

“Love Like Blood is a song by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released in January 1985 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Night Time (1985). Produced by Chris Kimsey, the song is characterised as gothic rock and new wave. The single release was a shorter edit of “Love Like Blood” than the full album track. The 12″ single featured an extended mix, titled “Love Like Blood (Version)” as its A-side. An alternative 12″ release, limited to 2000 copies, replaced this with a dub remix, known as the “Gestalt Mix”.

A Swordsmen with a Katana Sword – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a man holding a katana sword (Samuria Sword) inspired by the songs picture sleeve. The heart cut as of slashed by the sword. A katana is a Japanese sword characterised by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. Developed later than the tachi, it was used by samurai in feudal Japan and worn with the edge facing upward. Since the Muromachi period, many old tachi were cut from the root and shortened, and the blade at the root was crushed and converted into a katana. The specific term for katana in Japan is uchigatana and the term katana often refers to single-edged swords from around the world.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

70's, 80's

Gender

Male

Nationality

English

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