What's THIS For...!

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What's THIS For...!
Studio album by Killing Joke
Released June 1981
Recorded Town House London, England
Genre Post-punk
Length 42:04
Label E.G.
Producer Killing Joke, Hugh Padgham and Nick Launay
Killing Joke chronology
Killing Joke
(1980)
What's THIS For...!
(1981)
Revelations
(1982)
Singles from What's THIS For...!
  1. "Follow the Leaders"
    Released: May 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

What's THIS For...! is the second studio album by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released in June 1981 through E.G. Records.

A remastered version with three bonus tracks was released in 2005.

Recording[edit]

One single was released from the album, a 7" vinyl version with "Follow the Leaders" and "Tension". The 10" version included "Follow the Leaders (Dub)". It reached number 55 on the UK singles chart in May 1981.[3]

Nick Launay, Padgham's assistant at that time, finished the album after an altercation resulting in damage to the mixing desk caused Padgam to leave before the album was mixed. Launay continued to work under the band's direction.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Killing Joke (Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover and Walker).

Side one
  1. "The Fall of Because" – 5:12
  2. "Tension" – 4:33
  3. "Unspeakable" – 5:20
  4. "Butcher" – 6:11
Side two
  1. "Follow the Leaders" – 5:37
  2. "Madness" – 7:43
  3. "Who Told You How?" – 3:37
  4. "Exit" – 3:42

Cassette version[edit]

Side one
  1. "The Fall of Because" – 5:11
  2. "Tension" – 4:31
  3. "Unspeakable" – 5:18
  4. "Butcher" – 6:09
Side two
  1. "Follow the Leaders" – 5:32
  2. "Madness" – 7:41
  3. "Who Told You How?" – 3:37
  4. "Exit" – 3:40

2005 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Follow the Leaders (Dub)" – 4:06
  2. "Madness (Dub)" – 7:28
  3. "Brilliant" – 3:58

The 1981 cassette featured the titles "This Is Madness" and "It's Very Nice (Unspeakable!)" instead of "Madness" and "Unspeakable", respectively.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
1981 UK Albums Chart 42[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "What's THIS For...! - Killing Joke : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Killing Joke". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Follow The Leaders by Killing Joke Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Official Charts Company - What'S This For by Killing Joke Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 

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