Wardance (song)

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"Wardance"
Wardance 1980.jpg
Single by Killing Joke
from the album Killing Joke
B-side "Pssyche"
Released February 1980
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Post-punk
Length 8:42
Label Malicious Damage
Writer(s) Jaz Coleman, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, Martin "Youth" Glover, Paul Ferguson
Producer(s) Killing Joke
Killing Joke singles chronology
"Nervous System"
(1979)
"Wardance"
(1980)
"Change"
(1980)
Killing Joke track listing
"Requiem"
(1)
"Wardance"
(2)

"Wardance" is a song by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released in 1980 by record label Malicious Damage as the first single from the band's self-titled debut studio album.

Release[edit]

"Wardance" was released in February 1980 on 7" vinyl by record label Malicious Damage as the first single from the band's self-titled debut studio album. A small number of copies from the original pressing came with a pre-typed folded form of military "call-up papers" to be filled out and submitted by the purchaser. The B-side, "Pssyche", was commonly played live.[citation needed]

The single did not chart in the UK[1] but reached number 50 in the US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play singles chart.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

In 1993, Econoline Crush covered "Pssyche" for their Purge EP, and in 2004, Nouvelle Vague covered it on their self-titled debut album. In 2001, Mad Capsule Markets covered "Wardance" on their album 010.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Wardance" – 3:40
Side B
  1. "Pssyche" – 5:02

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
Position
1980 U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 50[2]

References[edit]