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Paul Raven

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Wolverhampton, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1980 – 2007)

Paul Raven (born Paul Vincent Raven in Wolverhampton, UK on 16 January 1961 – 20 October 2007) was a rock bassist best known for his work in the seminal post-punk / New Wave / industrial / alternative rock group Killing Joke. He later played in the alternative rock/industrial rock bands Prong, Ministry, and Zilch.

His early musical career included stints in Neon Hearts and the short-lived 1982 glam rock band, Kitsch. Kitsch is also notable for including Rook Randle Tyla before he would go onto larger success with his band, Dogs D’Amour. In the summer of 1980 he played bass with the short-lived Tony McPhee’s Turbo. The band played a few gigs and recorded a 3 track session for Capitol Radio. Turbo included Clive Brooks, the drummer with Tony McPhee’s band the Groundhogs (1972–75).

Raven’s big break came when he replaced original Killing Joke bassist Youth in mid-1982, just in time for the North American tour documented on the Ha! live EP. He was with the group through its most commercially successful period, appearing on the Fire Dances, Night Time and Brighter than a Thousand Suns albums, before leaving during the recording of 1988’s Outside the Gate, rejoining in time for 1990’s Extremities, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions.

At the time of his death, he was recording with Treponem Pal on their new album, and on Mob Research’s debut album, Holy City Zoo.

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