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Outside The Gate
In 1987, Coleman began plans for a solo record of unusual music, and he made demos of his songs, on which he performed with Geordie's assistance. The project ran way over budget and so, despite Coleman's objections, the record company decided that the music would be released under the name Killing Joke in order to best recoup the costs. attempts were made to include Killing Joke rhythm section members Raven and Ferguson, but it didn't work out and tensions ultimately led to both being fired from the band. Session player Jimmy Copley was then brought in to provide the drumming on the songs, along with percussion player Jeff Scantlebury. The resulting album, Outside the Gate, is Killing Joke's most controversial album, with opinion ranging from admiration to total disgust, owing to its synth-led sonics (experimentally, there is even a brief rap on one song) and disagreement over the quality of the material. it is not signature-sound Killing Joke, being built around Coleman's orchestral keyboards instead of Geordie's distinctive guitar riffs.