Joy Division….why such acclaim?
As an album opener, I think Disorder takes some beating.
I was very disappointed/horrified/**** off to discover, the other week, that this exists…
I love Therapy?’s cover of Isolation, NIN covered Dead Souls too, anyone know of any other quality covers?Posted 4 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
Love Joy Division. Was into New Order first and liked their darker stuff and worked back from that.
I wonder whether the OP is basing his opinion on live recordings which were extraordinary in their own right, but I can fully appreciate that they are firmly in the “you had to be there” category for some folk.
I don’t think they sound dated at all – there are several bands I can think of at the moment who owe a massive debt to JD.
These Days is one of my favourites…that sparse drum sound and production was well ahead of it’s time.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2LmLpC4TYw[/video]Posted 4 years ago
Absolutely with edlong on this. I’m continually astounded by people who say The Beatles/Pink Floyd/Joy Division, et al, are rubbish, when it’s perfectly clear to anyone who can actually understand what music is, that the opposite it true. Bands/musicians do not sell tens of millions of records all over the world, in all sorts of different cultures, if they’re rubbish. Fair enough, not actually liking something, there are loads of bands around I just don’t ‘get’, mainly because of some quality in the vocals, like the singer with Everything Everything. That sort of falsetto yodel thing he does makes me grind my teeth flat, but they are very popular, so I’m not going to get all h8ter on their ass!Posted 4 years ago
It was years before I really ‘got’ The Smiths; shame, really, I missed seeing them when they played Golddiggers in Chippenham. 😐
I really like Love Will Tear Us Apart, not because I’ve been told I ought to, but because I heard it on the radio and liked it.
There’s plenty of stuff I love that I’m sure leave others cold, like Kate Bush, or Tori Amos. Or Pink Floyd, come to that.
I like them because I heard them and immediately got a connection with what I heard, not because some opinionated plonker in a music rag told me I needed to; I stopped reading NME around 1975/6, when the likes of Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons wrote reviews that said everything about their political leanings, and why you should/shouldn’t like a band because they did/didn’t fit their politics. Screw them, I can make my own mind up, thank you!
And continue to do so, thanks to 6Music, and Uncut Magazine, which gives brilliant reviews, and a great free sampler CD on the cover.
Rusty Spanner – Member
I got a pair of JDOGs at all night garage.
Along with 10 KitKats, a jar of Marmite, a blues CD on the Hallmark label and a motoring atlas.
Of course, should have thought of that! Sadly we don’t have all-night garages around here. 🙁
Got one of these on order, though;
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Posted 4 years ago
Are you anywhere near Bunners Chandlers in Montgomery, Count Zero?
I picked up some crucifixion nails, a Ben Sayers four iron and a painting by Mercy Rimmell.
I think it was called ‘The Raging Ostler’.
I’d only popped in for a jar of Swarfega.
Or if you’re anywhere near Chatteris………Posted 4 years agojamj1974Subscriber
The Chameleons and Joy Division – both awesome. Seriously good. I’m no cooler for getting it than people are who don’t. That’s differing tastes isn’t it..?
Just watched Stephen Morris play live 10 minutes ago in the flesh and Love Will Tear Us Apart is still raising goosebumps.
I wasn’t into Joy Division at the time – totally passed me by… Well they were not on Sesame St, The Million Dollar Man or The Muppets. Hence they escaped the four-year old me.Posted 4 years agobutcherMember
I only started listening to Joy Division a couple of years ago. Heard their name mentioned over and over for years, heard a couple of their songs (never knew who it was). Then I watched the film, Control. It took me years to get round to that movie, it was the last one in the pile, the one I really wasn’t sure I’d want to watch, about a band I’d probably not like.
First thing I did after watching was got the album!
In theory they’re awful. If you did some scientific analysis of their ill played music and bad singing I’m sure they’d come well below Rolf Harris and Chas and Dave. But you can’t help but enjoy it. And I think it’s just that under the somewhat rough surface you had a really talented bunch of guys who knew how to make good music collectively as a group. In areas where they lacked they more than made up for elsewhere.Posted 4 years agonick1962Member
The OP is some form of guerilla marketing campaign for some about to be released boxed set or something and I claim my £5.Posted 4 years ago
FFS stop posting covers of JD songs there is no need.
As some journo(Paul Morley?) said when JD were all around.
“This band cry real tears”
Pretentious maybe but tragically portentious too.
+1 The Chameleons.
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