lex-bubbles: I agree with you. Strange House is about a million times better. I actually quite -like- Strange House. I fear it will be some months before I can make myself listen to Primary Colours again. If at all. I prefer Primary Colours :P
should i go to berlin to see the horrors or not?
It’s funny, I was doing a gig in Leicester last week, and this American...– Hooky, January 2006 (for Vaughan’s request)
I still have a very strange image of being swashbuckling rip-roaring drunk or...– Hooky
He was born on 15th July 1956 in Stretford, and grew up in Macclesfield. He married Deborah Woodruffe in 1975 and they had a daughter, Natalie in 1979. He joined the band who was to become Joy Division in 1976. His lyrics often depicted traumas and self-questioning, in the existentialist approach. His deep baritone voice was the perfect medium to render the unusual importance of words in the...
Bernard was born on 4th January 1956, and grew up in Salford. He formed the band with Hooky in 1976. He played the guitar and some synthesiser (in the last two years of Joy Division existence). Without the shadow of a doubt, Barney was on stage the motionless one, except for his hands on the guitar. His playing evolved a lot from the early punk songs to the late ones. After Joy Division, he...
In the end...
In June 1979 Joy Division released their first studio album, Unknown Pleasures, recorded with the producer Martin Hannett, in April. The cover image comes from Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy and shows pulses from the first pulsar discovered. One of the artwork desingers was Peter Saville, who collaborated with later with them with other covers. After releasing Uknown Pleasures, the band went...
has fullfilled the letters in the REPEAT fanzine logo with colourful brocade. 100 CoN points.
He was born on 28th October 1957, and grew up in Macclesfield. He was the last one to join the band, in 1977. The drums were very important to Joy Division, and their sound was quite worked out. Some songs were based on a steady beat, but others filled with rolls or rhythm shifts. After Joy Division, Steve continued as New Order drummer - including electronic drums - and played synthesisers too....
So this is permanence, love’s shattered pride. What once was innocence,...– Twenty Four Hours, from Closer
He was born on 13th February 1956, and grew up in Salford. He worked in Manchester and along with Bernard decided to play in a band in 1976. His bass playing is quite unique : the bass is omnipresent in Joy Division’s music, it has more or less the role of a lead guitar, and the way Hooky plays it is absolutely stunning. He almost holds the bass at knees level and seems to fight with...
The story continues
The early performances caught the attention of Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton. Rob Gretton was amazed by their performances so much he proposed them to be their manager. The debut EP, called An Ideal For Living was self-released in summer 1978 (on 7” vinyl; 12” vinyl was released on 10 October 1978). The cover is a drawing by Bernard Sumner and shows Hitler Youth member beating a drum....
Existence, well what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. Past is...– Joy Division, Heart And Soul from Closer
starting uni tomorrow. meh has to wake up at 8 am. not good.
The beginnings of Joy Division are in 1976 when Bernard Sumner and his school friend Peter Hook saw Sex Pistols playing in Manchester, June 1976. Sumner and Hook formed the first band with the drummer Terry Mason. As the lead vocalist was hired their school friend Martin Gresty, but he quitted the band soon after. So Hook, Sumner and Mason put the advertisement that they’re looking for the...
I used to work in a factory and i was really happy because i could daydream all...– Ian Curtis
Joy Division section
Because of the 31st anniversary of releasing An Ideal For Living (debut EP by Joy Division), I’m starting a short episode on my tumblr. I’m going to post some pics and quotes from guys from JD. hope you’ll enjoy it.
A blank page of paper and a pen is the greatest invention – it’s so exciting to...– Nicky Wire, Q Magazine 2009