Kings and Queens (Killing Joke song)

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"Kings and Queens"
Single by Killing Joke
from the album Night Time
A-side "Kings and Queens (A Right Royal Mix)"
B-side "The Madding Crowd (remixed by Killing Joke)"
"Kings and Queens"
Released 21 March 1985 (21 March 1985)
Format 12" single
7" single
Genre Post-punk, new wave, gothic rock
Length 13:29
Label E'G Records
Polydor
Writer(s) Jaz Coleman
Kevin "Geordie" Walker
Paul Raven
Paul Ferguson
Producer(s) Killing Joke
Chris Kimsey
Killing Joke singles chronology
"Love Like Blood"
(1985)
"Kings and Queens"
(1985)
"Adorations"
(1986)
Night Time track listing
"Love Like Blood"
(3)
"Kings and Queens"
(4)
"Tabazan"
(5)

"Kings and Queens" is Killing Joke's third single from their fifth studio album, Night Time. It was originally released on 21 March 1985 under E'G Records as a 12" and 7" single in the UK, and a 7" single under Polydor in the Netherlands. It was produced by Chris Kimsey. The 12" single featured "Kings and Queens (A Right Royal Mix)" as an A-side, and both "The Madding Crowd (remixed by Killing Joke)" and "Kings and Queens" were featured as B-sides. E’G Record’s 7" single and Polydor's 7" single exempted "Kings and Queens (A Right Royal Mix)" and instead featured "Kings and Queens" as the A-side, and "The Madding Crowd (remixed by Killing Joke)" as the B-side.[1] E'G Records also released a remix of "Kings and Queens" as a 12" vinyl. "Kings and Queens (Knaves Mix)" was featured as an A-side and featured the same B-sides as the 12" single of "Kings and Queens".

Reception[edit]

Although "Kings and Queens" was overshadowed by the success of Killing Joke's previous single, "Love Like Blood", it did reach number fifty-eight in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Track listings[edit]

7" single[edit]

Side A
  1. "Kings and Queens" – 03:35
Side B
  1. "The Madding Crowd (Remixed by Killing Joke)" – 05:05

12" single[edit]

Side A
  1. "Kings and Queens (A Right Royal Mix)" – 04:39
Side B
  1. "The Madding Crowd (remixed by Killing Joke)" – 05:05
  2. "Kings and Queens" – 03:35

12" remix[edit]

Side A
  1. "Kings and Queens (Knaves Mix)" – ??:??
Side B
  1. "The Madding Crowd (remixed by Killing Joke)" – 05:05
  2. "Kings and Queens" – 03:35

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
Position
1985 UK Singles Chart[2] 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love Like Blood". Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Chart Stats - Killing Joke. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2010-07-05

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