Night Time (album)

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Night Time
Killing Joke night time.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1985
RecordedAugust and September 1984
StudioHansa Tonstudio, West Berlin, West Germany
LabelE.G., Polydor Records
Killing Joke chronology
Fire Dances
Night Time
Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
Singles from Night Time
  1. "Eighties"
    Released: April 1984
  2. "Love Like Blood"
    Released: January 1985
  3. "Kings and Queens"
    Released: March 1985

Night Time is the fifth studio album by English post-punk band Killing Joke, released in February 1985 by E.G. through Polydor Records and produced by Chris Kimsey.


Night Time was released in late February 1985 by E.G. Records. It was an international hit, reaching number 11 in the United Kingdom in its first week on 9 March,[1] number 8 in New Zealand[2] and number 50 in Sweden.[3]

The album was remastered and reissued in 2008 with nine bonus tracks, including 1984 Kid Jensen BBC radio sessions, the non-album single "A New Day" and the previously-unreleased complete version of "Blue Feather" (previously only available as an instrumental remix on the B-side to "Love Like Blood").


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[5]
MusicHound Rock[7]

The album generally received favourable response. In retrospective reviews, PopMatters opined that the band "perfected" their "balance between antagonism and accessibility", commenting "the band are simply on fire on this record".[6] AllMusic commented that the album finds the band "caught between their earlier aggression and a calmer, more immediately accessible approach".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Killing Joke (Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Geordie Walker, Paul Raven), except as noted.

Side one
1."Night Time"4:58
2."Darkness Before Dawn"5:22
3."Love Like Blood"6:50
4."Kings and Queens"4:41
Side two
2008 CD reissue bonus tracks
9."Eighties" (Kid Jensen Session, 17/04/84) 2:53
10."New Culture" (Kid Jensen Session, 17/04/84) 3:12
11."Blue Feather" (Kid Jensen Session, 17/04/84) 4:33
12."All Play Rebel" (Kid Jensen Session, 17/04/84) 3:23
13."A New Day"Coleman, Ferguson, Chris Kimsey, Raven, Walker4:23
14."The Madding Crowd" 5:10
15."Blue Feather" (Joke Mix) 3:59
16."Love Like Blood" (Gestalt Mix) 5:10
17."Kings and Queens" (Geordie's Dub Mix) 5:00


Killing Joke


Chart (1985) Peak
New Zealand Albums Chart[2] 8
Swedish Albums Chart[3] 50
UK Albums Chart[1] 11


  1. ^ a b "Killing Joke | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b " – Discography Killing Joke". Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b " – Discography Killing Joke". Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Night Time – Killing Joke | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  6. ^ a b Begrand, Adrien (30 April 2008). "Fun & Games: Killing Joke in the Mid-'80s | PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  7. ^ Holtje, Steve (1999). "Killing Joke". In Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds.). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Detroit: Visible Ink Press. pp. 629–630. ISBN 978-1-57859-061-2 – via the Internet Archive.

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