No Way Out but Forward Go

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...No Way Out but Forward Go
Live album by Killing Joke
Released 6 May 2001
Recorded 17 August 1985 at Lorelei Festival, St. Goarshausen, Germany; Full House headquarters
Genre Post-punk, industrial rock
Length 68:30
Label Pilot
Killing Joke live album chronology
BBC in Concert
(1995)
...No Way Out but Forward Go
(2001)
The Peel Sessions 1979–1981
(2008)
Love Like Blood re-issue
2002 issue by record label Digimode Entertainment
2008 issue by record label Candlelight

...No Way Out but Forward Go is a live album by English rock band Killing Joke, released in 2001 by record label Pilot. It was reissued as Love Like Blood in 2002, without the accompanying videos, by record label Digimode Entertainment.

Release[edit]

...No Way Out but Forward Go was initially released on 6 May 2001 by record label Pilot in a double-disc CD edition, the first disc being a normal audio CD, the second a CD-ROM with videos of all tracks. It was also released as a double LP, and came, of course, without any video.

It was reissued as Love Like Blood in 2002, without the accompanying videos, by record label Digimode Entertainment on their Brilliant (budget line) series. A remastered version, also called Love Like Blood, was released in 2008 on Candlelight Records, again without videos and with a slightly altered track listing (see below).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Jim Harper of AllMusic felt the album was "hardly a worthy substitute for a studio album, but it does showcase Killing Joke at their finest." Harper criticized the production, saying that "most of the show sounds as if it's been recorded in a rehearsal room, since the audience appears to be almost entirely lifeless", but added that "the band members give it their best effort, however, and throw themselves into the performance wholeheartedly."[1]

Drummer Paul Ferguson said in 2004: "Well, it was a fantastic day. We had a hoot. The Chili Peppers, Parliament, the Blasters. They were friends of ours. So, the hotel after the show was absolutely a riot... And it was a beautiful place, overlooking the banks of the Rhine. But Killing Joke on at three in the afternoon? Excuse me, but that does not work. And it wasn't a great show. We were just there and doing it. And unfortunately, the guy that released it, released it purely because it was the only material that he could get his hands on. That's unfortunately what's happening now, because there wasn't a lot of material and now people are just trying to make a buck here and there."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Hum"   Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, Martin Glover, Paul Ferguson 4:46
2. "Darkness Before Dawn"   Coleman, Walker, Paul Raven, Ferguson 4:53
3. "Requiem"   Coleman, Walker, Glover, Ferguson 3:07
4. "Empire Song"   Coleman, Walker, Glover, Ferguson 2:31
5. "Tabazan"   Coleman, Walker, Raven, Ferguson 4:28
6. "Night Time"   Coleman, Walker, Raven, Ferguson 4:51
7. "Kings & Queens"   Coleman, Walker, Raven, Ferguson 4:19
8. "The Good Samaritan"   Coleman, Walker, Glover, Ferguson 2:28
9. "Love Like Blood"   Coleman, Walker, Raven, Ferguson 4:21
10. "Bloodsport"   Coleman, Walker, Glover, Ferguson 3:23
11. "Complications"   Coleman, Walker, Glover, Ferguson 3:10
12. "The Wait"   Coleman, Walker, Glover, Ferguson 3:39
13. "Pssyche"   Coleman, Walker, Glover, Ferguson 5:10
14. "Eighties"   Coleman, Walker, Raven, Ferguson 3:34
15. "Wardance"   Coleman, Walker, Glover, Ferguson 3:56
16. "Chessboards"   Coleman, Walker, Raven, Ferguson 5:25
17. "Adorations"   Coleman, Walker, Raven, Ferguson 4:18

Note: the CD track listing incorrectly swaps "Chessboards" with "Adorations".

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harper, Jim. "No Way Out but Forward Go – Killing Joke | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Flaming Pablum: Interview with Big Paul Ferguson, September 4, 2004". Flaming Pablum. 13 March 2006. Retrieved 28 February 2015.