Posts Tagged ‘Joy Division’

JOY DIVISION BETTER LIVE, BUT SINGER REMAINS VERY MUCH DEAD

September 23, 2008
Ian Curtis is dead

Ian Curtis is dead

Like many, many other people I love Joy Division and I bought all the albums, but I never got to see them live. Les Bains Douches is a Paris concert recording made in 1979. Holy shit! They were amazing live. Take the intensity of the records and times it by ten. Ian Curtis’ voice is the sound of a scab being knocked off a day old cut – raw and bruised. I was nearly in tears after the end of the first song, Disorder. (One of the most slept on JD songs, btw. Yeah, I know Transmission, Love Will Tear Us Apart, She’s Lost Control, blah, blah… but Disorder? It’s, like, 50% joy, 50% despair combined to make very powerful melancholy bomb.)

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