Birds of a Feather (Killing Joke song)

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"Birds of a Feather"
Single by Killing Joke
B-side "Flock the B-Side"
Released October 1982
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Post-punk
Length 7:32
Label E.G., Polydor
Writer(s) Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, Paul Raven, Paul Ferguson
Producer(s) Killing Joke, Conny Plank
Killing Joke singles chronology
"We Have Joy"
(1982)
"Birds of a Feather"
(1982)
"Let's All Go (To the Fire Dances)"
(1983)
Birds of a Feather
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EP by Killing Joke
Released October 1982
Genre Post-punk
Length 11:51
Label E.G., Passport
Producer Killing Joke
Killing Joke chronology
Revelations
(1982)
Birds of a Feather
(1982)
Fire Dances
(1983)

"Birds of a Feather" is a song by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released as a 7" single in October 1982 by record labels E.G. and Polydor in The Netherlands and also as a three-track EP by E.G. and Passport.

Content[edit]

Birds of a Feather was Killing Joke's first EP with new bass guitarist Paul Raven. It contained music that was artier and relatively calmer than the music from the band's first three studio albums, thus beginning a new direction. The new style was continued with the non-album singles "Me or You?" (1983) and "A New Day" (1984).[1]

Release[edit]

The single reached No. 64 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Single
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Birds of a Feather"   3:46
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Flock the B-Side"   3:46
EP
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Birds of a Feather"   3:46
2. "Sun Goes Down"   4:19
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Flock the B-Side"   3:46

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
1982 UK Singles Chart 64[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hightower, Laura; DeRemer, Leigh Ann (2001). "Killing Joke". Contemporary Musicians. Profiles of the People in Music (Volume 30) 30. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research. ISBN 0-7876-4641-5. OCLC 51547697. 
  2. ^ a b "Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 26 February 2015.