The Courtauld Talks

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The Courtauld Talks
Killing Joke - Courtauld Talks-cover.jpg
Live album by Killing Joke
Released 1989
Recorded 19 September 1987
Genre Spoken-word
Label Invisible
Killing Joke chronology
Outside the Gate
(1988)Outside the Gate1988
The Courtauld Talks
Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions
(1990)Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions1990
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AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Courtauld Talks is a live album by English rock band Killing Joke. This album was different from the group's other releases since it is essentially a spoken-word album.


On 19 September 1987, frontman Jaz Coleman delivered a lecture at London's Courtauld Institute, outlining the thinking behind the band's then-unreleased Outside the Gate album, touching on gematria and the occult. Killing Joke member Geordie Walker (on acoustic guitar) and Jeff Scantlebury (on percussion) provided a minimal musical backing at the event.[1]


The recording of the lecture was originally released as The Courtauld Talks, a double vinyl LP on Joke drummer Martin Atkins' Invisible Records in 1989. In July 1997, a CD version was released.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Courtauld Talks" – 66:22