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 by E.G. Records on 21 March 1985 as a 12" and 7" single in the UK, and a 7" single by 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" as B-sides. E.G.'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. also released a remix of the song, "Kings and Queens (Knaves Mix)", 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 58 in the UK Singles Chart.

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]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love Like Blood". Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Archive Chart: 1985-03-30" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 May 2016.

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