Another one of my favorite bands is Joy Division. I remember hearing them for the first time when one of my older siblings played them in our shared room - I would guess that it was 1985 because it was a heavy UK phase for her. I didn't get into them on my own until 1992 though. The year I got my first cd player. I remember going to the record store and buying some cds to play and buying Unknown Pleasures because I remembered the name and liked the cover art. (I also purchased Echo & The Bunnymen and R.E.M. that day.) In 1992 I was extremely depressed so Joy Division were kind of the ultimate downer music I could buy without going goth. I spent several hours with headphones on listening to that record over and over. (I once had a therapist ask me if I ever thought that perhaps my choice in music is what caused my downward spirals into depression! I had to explain that it actually made me feel better.) I soon purchased the entire catalog of music and whatever else I could get my hands on.
When I started at KDVS someone pointed out the Warsaw bootleg cd that the station owned. I was completely fascinated that Joy Division became Joy Division only after having been Warsaw. Until I had heard the Warsaw songs I had imagined them to be Joy Division with a different name. It becomes clear how important Martin Hannett was to the Joy Division sound. Thank god that the RCA deal never worked out and Factory stepped in. Warsaw were a punk band; Joy Division a post-punk band. If you listen to these songs you will completely understand the distinction. (On a side note, the Anton Corbijn film Control seemed to receive a lot of mixed reviews but I absolutely loved it. Recommended if you haven't seen it.)
A much slower version of the Joy Division classic.
I believe that Steve Brotherdale played drums on this track. Can't think of ever hearing a Joy Division version of this song.
You're No Good For Me