Monday, October 22, 2007
Paul Raven 1961-2007
There really is someone else in a worse position than you.
I'd had a very stressful morning, feeling tired and grumpy (grumpy? You? never! -anyone who's ever met me) and had just resolved to check email before heading to bed.
Chaancing on the NME website before heading there, I was saddened to read that Killing Joke's bassist Paul Raven has died in Switzerland, in his sleep at the age of only 46.
I love Killing Joke's music and though I've never met any of them, heartfelt sympathies go out to the band and Paul Raven's family.
Read more here at NME and here at the official Killing Joke site.
By way of tribute, here are two tracks that Paul Raven played on, Killing Joke's biggest hit, 'Love Like Blood' and 'Eighties' (yes, the latter was the one that Nirvana were considered to have appropriated for 'Come As You Are.' Litigation proceeded no further after Kurt Cobain' suicide in 1994). Both these tracks can be found on Killing Joke's album Night Time, which you should definitely buy.
Killing Joke -'Love Like Blood.' mp3
Killing Joke -'Eighties.' mp3