Killing Joke – Wardance (John Peel Session)

The Killing Joke Peel sessions are raw and awe-inspiring. 


I noticed in my feed that Rebjukebox had reblogged the re-recorded version of this classic track and, as much as I like that version, I truly love the original. It seems just a touch too slow, and that slight lurching sensation amplifies the fall to her knees brokenhearted aspect of the lyrics. She sways and nearly swoons. So good.

[Note: Bo Diddley is responsible for some of the best music ever, including this track. Other steller editions of this song can be found by Booker T. & the MGs, Junior Wells, and The Starlets (featuring a young Minnie Ripperton). The last is a particular favorite of mine; a close second to Ms. Penn.]