KISMIF Conference 2020

Twilight of the Mortals

‘Twilight of the Mortals’ by Peter Webb

Twilight of the Mortals is a coffee-table size, art-quality book featuring the incredible photography work of long time Killing Joke confidant, Mont Sherar. Published by Pc-Press, this book documents the period of the original line up of the band when they re-united after the untimely death of bassist Paul Raven who had originally replaced Martin Glover (Youth) initially in mid-1982. The period from 2008 to the present day is presented in a beautifully printed and designed book that comes in paper back and hardback deluxe formats. The book presents 200 plus photos and over 250 pages of both the group and it’s individuals, all taken and processed by Sherar from his unique position as a ‘fly on the wall’ photographer with the band over a 7 year period. The book is a riot of colour, energy and intimate images of the band in many different and previously unseen settings. This is a truly rare and unique view and representation of a band, who even in their twilight years are at the top of their creative powers, having produced a trilogy of albums that ended with the best ever selling Killing Joke record ‘Pylon’. A beautiful document of the band. With commentary and analytical text from some leading and insightful writers; John Robb (The Membranes and Louder Than War), Rahman Baloch, Fletcher Stewart, Big Paul Ferguson, Martin ‘Youth Glover,’ Jaz, Mont Sherar, and Pete Webb.


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