Follow the Leaders

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"Follow the Leaders"
Follow the Leaders.jpg
Single by Killing Joke
from the album What's THIS For...!
B-side"Follow the Leaders (Dub)", "Tension"
ReleasedMay 1981
Format10" and 7" vinyl
GenrePost-punk
Length15:02
LabelE.G., Malicious Damage
Songwriter(s)Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, Martin "Youth" Glover, Paul Ferguson
Producer(s)Killing Joke
Killing Joke singles chronology
"Requiem"
(1980)
"Follow the Leaders"
(1981)
"Empire Song"
(1982)
7" Italian release
Side A
Side A
Alternative cover
Side B
Side B

Follow the Leaders is a song by English post-punk band Killing Joke. It was released in 1981 by E.G. Records as the sole single from the band's second studio album, What's THIS For...!.

Release[edit]

"Follow the Leaders" was released in May 1981 on 10" vinyl by E.G. Records as the sole single from the band's second studio album, What's THIS For...!, backed by the B-sides "Follow the Leaders (Dub)" and "Tension". It reached No. 55 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1981[1] and No. 25 in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.[2]

A 7" single was released by Polydor in Italy and E.G. Records in Spain, both featuring a different version of "Follow the Leaders" than the 10".

Track listing[edit]

7"
Side A
  1. "Follow the Leaders" – 4:05
Side B
  1. "Tension" – 4:27
10"
Side A
  1. "Follow the Leaders" – 5:30
Side B
  1. "Follow the Leaders (Dub)" – 4:04
  2. "Tension" – 4:28

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Position
UK Singles Chart 55[1]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 25[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Killing Joke | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Killing Joke | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 March 2015.

External links[edit]