Paul Raven of Killing Joke (and about six-dozen other bands, really) passed away ten years ago today. I was lucky to briefly count the man as a friend, and his sudden death was a tremendous shock at the time. In short order, he'd become this vocal, affable presence in my life, and was then strangely gone. Here's what I wrote, at the time.
A single video clip doesn't really do him justice, but here he was in Killing Joke's prime. He's the big gent in the flat cap. Also featuring a cameo by tv-presenter-turned-excellent-rock-journo, Tony Fletcher.
Pour one out for Raven.