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and I think that all of you should be doing the same right now
That is all.
I was listening to Still the other and thinking how shit it was that they never properly recorded Ceremony. To hear that with curtis vocals on the first verse would just be amazing.
The new order version doesent cut the mustard.
I like the Still version as it is.
but the advantage of the New Order version is that it is actually recorded properly, so if I want to listen to Ceremony I'm more likely to choose the NO version because you can actually hear it properly.
on the 4 CD box set is about as good as you're going to get; that's better than the version on Still. Fucking amazing track.
cause really the Still version is more annoying than anything else.
So I'm listening to Either/Or for the fourth time in a row...
had only listened to it a few times before then but it was the middle of the winter in Norway and it was completely dark and I was running through the snow to catch a bus or something and that intro came on, and it was such a perfect fucking moment, it's been one of my favourite songs ever since <3
(I even wrote the opening line on my top once, back in the day)
of playing their albums back to bac for days on end... they are so damn good... I was so damn deppresed.... but not cos of them....
FUCK YOU WORLD, IAN CURTIS AGREES WITH ME
Just for one moment
I heard somebody call
Look beyond the day in hand
There's nothing there at all
the lonley coldness of it all its so damn powerful
and the weird thing is that no one would evr have sounded like that today, it would be way overproduced and too "clean"
how about you guys?
that was one of the harder ones to get into mind.
Also, listen to atrocity exhbition, then listen to that U2 song they released a few years ago.
U2 stole the bassline.
God joy division are amazing. There's so much to get into and everything has such weight and it's all amazing.
Through the wire screen the eyes of those outside looked in at her
as if at some strange creature in a zoo
in the hand of one of the assistants she saw the same instrument
that they had that morning inserted deep into her body
she shuddered instinctively
No life, a doll in the house of dolls
NO LOVE LOST
NO LOVE LOST
in every way. I'm going to listen to it right now in fact...
i'm going to listen to it again as well
it took me at least 6 months to get into it as i was only 16 or 17 at the time. Though when i did finally "get it" blew me away.
I only got Unknown Pleasures last year and it is much more accessible i would rather have Closer over it. It is such stark listening and it really requires your full attention to appreciate it, but it is certainly worth your effort.
This might well be tonight's bedtime album, actually.
my aunt gave me it for my 16th, but i didn't get into it before i started fancying a boy who was crazy about joy division, oh the shame. anyway i bought Substance a while after that and only recently bought Closer. They're also in my favourite ever film (24hr party people) which is quite a nice bonus.
My favourite off Closer is A Means To An End. I prefer Unknown Pleasures.
I'll stick with Cocteau Twins for the minute thanks.
i'm not even a hardcore fan so you're not going to succeed in pissing me off. but man, when the occasion is right, it's just SO right.
Sounds like someone was using a beta version of Autotune.
but great potential though
I just feel like crying myself to sleep now
but in a good way
= actually genius.
love it so much.
i just cant
at the end of heart and soul "I THINK EVERYTHINGS FALLIN APART!" greatest live moment ever!!!
It's really good. It has clips from the Factory Flick in it, which I want to see all the way through.
they are probably the best (not popular or influential) band to come out of Britain, ever (IMHO). The lyrics are incredible and the music is equally powerful.
Obviously not your cup of tea.
(on a wide screen hooked up to a stereo at high volume) and if you remain unconvinced, then walk away. The moment I got it was the live rendition of "Transmission" in the film, astounding.
I would EVER put on at a party! Unless I wanted everyone to go home.
why don't i get invited to parties like this?
i just don't like queen full stop
can you watch it online cant find it anywhere
(especially the preston one) are amazing. Such a different side to a great band (the more punky, angry, off the leash side).
I'm sticking both your albums on in a row.... and all cos of you whiterussian hehe. I love this band :)
I think I might have overdosed a bit on them last night. Oh well.
LOSE THE FEELING FEELING FEELING FEELING FEELING
I'm sure you will be spinning them again ever so soon hehe. I love it when people get excited about bands :)
nothing else seemed appropriate, even now the sun's out and all.
Joy Division can be spun.
got into them a couple of years ago but rarely don't listen to them.
ever since my big brother relentlessly played Closer on loop when I was a wee nipper but the more they are revered without any critical eye "THEY ARE GODLIKE" the more it makes me think "It's just noise, albeit arranged in a certain way." it's not like it's the burning bush...I dunno.
i'm completely aware of this, and I only really listen to a small amount of their music. but like i said somewhere else, there are times when there's simply nothing else that will do.
and I guess it's just me being precious about things you hold dear becoming such a cash cow so that whenever you hear mention of them in relation to films/biogs etc you think another little bit of that special connection with the actual music dies and they just become another band to shuffle through on the world's iPod next to The Wombats and Katie Melua.
The world should not be on shuffle it should be a clearly organised library with crap in one section and the good stuff in another and you should have to prove you are worthy of access to The Good Stuff through plodding through all the stuff in between so you have something to compare it to so you can truly value it and I should get to decide what is good/crap. Death to myspace and iTunes. Bwah-hah-hah.
try to look at it the other way, that because you already know this band and have that "connection" or whatever, then you're bound to get more out of it than those who don't. And to be honest, I don't think this is the type of band that "everyone" will start listening to because there's been a couple of films about them. Sure, Love Will Tear Us Apart will make its way back onto a lot of party playlists for a while (where it truly belongs anyway) but no one's going to steal them from you ;)
I've become that old git that thinks that great music/art/film/literature etc is not and should not be transient/disposable and you should somehow earn the good stuff and show you appreciate it.
But it is transient and disposable and I guess it should be. As is and ever will be.
I really hate The Wombats for that song.
as much as i enjoy sharing the music i love with people i know, i hate it when what i love actually does become something that "everyone" listens to and every "indie kid" claims to have loved them for years and years.
i've never heard the wombats song though as i don't listen to the radio or anything.
though, actually... maybe it is...I am as pretentious as the next gal. Going to gigs now when there are just hoardes of people, cameraphones aloft who seem to have no clue what band are on, they are just there cos the NME said they should be and they spazz out if you knock their artfully tilted battered straw trilby out of synch.
I shout at the telly. I hate Alex Zane.
Watch this http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gyCi4CMD29w I'm sorry to do this to you but you should know why my bile is so strong.
are completely over my head. I've never been able to get into them, bar (barre?) "Love Will Tear Us Apart" which is phenomenal, I can't relate to their music... perhaps not poppy / up-beat enough for my tastes.
Listen to Transmission, listen to Disorder, listen to Isolation. These are the rythms and energy "poppy" and "dancey" indie bands have been trying to recreate ever since 1980.
JoBoxers manager to recreate said energy and rhythms in 1983 with Boxerbeat?
I wouldn't dream of dismissing them as a band at all and I'm not slagging them off or putting them down.
It's just, I can't relate to that whole miserablist thing they had going on. Just my opinion, and I'm obviously in the minority.
it's the energy. It sounds so repressed yet so punk. It's just brimming with nervous, pent up energy and fury.
if i just wanted to listen to someone who sings about being miserable, there's a number of crap, uninspired bands i could listen to. but joy division combine it with that special energy and i suppose that's part of what makes them unique. and this is also why i can listen to them now, when i've just had my breakfast and the sun is out, and enjoy them just as much as i did last night when i was generally pissed off with the world.
miserabilist thing - thoughtful and with a lot of scope for interpretation yes, but miserable no.... Same with The Smiths. I find their lyrics really funny, warm and astute. Challenging/difficuly maybe but not miserable.
I find something like 50 Cent miserable - soulless and nasty "I'm the love doctor" anyone?
any chance someone could send me a decent version of it?
I just sent you a note re this. couldn't do it until tonight though.
The version off still was the only time they played it live, and the only other version is a dodgy rehearsal tape. You can probably get it on www.hypem.com. The still version is better, in my opinion.
Though the radiohead version of it, which can be found on youtube, is suprisingly good. Thom yorke does quite a good curtis impression at the start.
New Dawn Fades.
"Directionless, so plain to see
a loaded gun won't set you free"
I want this played at my funeral. I can imagine the guitar riff starting up just as my coffin goes into the oven, it could be quite spectacular...