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05/18/2016 06:59 AM
DJ: John Richards
She's Lost Control
by Joy Division
(101 plays) | (0 fans)

"She's Lost Control" is about a girl who Ian Curtis met when she came to claim benefits at the Labour Exchange where he worked. One day she didn't come to the office, Ian later learned that she died from a epileptic seizure.
05/18/2016 06:56 AM
DJ: John Richards
No Love Lost
by Joy Division
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

One of the first songs Joy Division released. It was released in 1978 by the band's own label Enigma, shortly after changing their name from Warsaw.
05/18/2016 06:53 AM
DJ: John Richards
Isolation
by Joy Division
(78 plays) | (0 fans)

In his book "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division", Peter Hook reveals the sudden electronic crescendo at the end of "Isolation" came as the serendipitous result of Martin Hannett's efforts to rescue the original master tape from a botched edit by a junior sound engineer.
05/18/2016 06:45 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ceremony
by Chromatics
(32 plays) | (0 fans)

05/18/2016 06:40 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ceremony
by Galaxie 500
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

Arguably one of the best covers of "Ceremony", slowcore legends Galaxie 500 included the song as a bonus track on their 1997 CD Reissue of "On Fire"
05/18/2016 06:36 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ceremony
by Wussy
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

05/18/2016 06:30 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ceremony
by Radiohead
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

05/18/2016 06:26 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ceremony
by New Order
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

After the death of Ian Curtis, the remaining members of Joy Division renamed the band New Order. Their first release was a re-recording of "Ceremony" as a stand-alone single backed with "In a Lonely Place", with guitarist Bernard Sumner taking over lead vocals. Sumner said that he had to put the "Ceremony" rehearsal tape as sung by Curtis through a graphic equalizer to transcribe the lyrics.
05/18/2016 06:21 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ceremony
by Joy Division
(1 play) | (0 fans)

"Ceremony" was one of the last Joy Division songs to be composed, with lyrics written by Ian Curtis. There are three recorded versions by Joy Division in existence.
05/18/2016 06:15 AM
DJ: John Richards
Love Will Tear Us Apart
by Jose Gonzalez
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" was first released as a single in June 1980 and became the band's first charting hit, reaching number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. That October, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" peaked at number 42 on the American dance chart. It also reached number 1 in New Zealand in June 1981 after Curtis' death.
05/18/2016 06:12 AM
DJ: John Richards
Love Will Tear Us Apart
by Joy Division
(52 plays) | (0 fans)

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" was written in August 1979 by Curtis. The band debuted the song supporting the Buzzcocks on their UK tour from September to November 1979. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is forever inscribed on Ian's memorial stone.
05/18/2016 06:09 AM
DJ: John Richards
Transmission
by Joy Division
(140 plays) | (0 fans)

At a Sex Pistols show in 1976, Ian Curtis met future bandmembers Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook. They were trying to form a band, and Curtis immediately proposed himself as vocalist and lyricist. The rest is history.
05/18/2016 06:04 AM
DJ: John Richards
Transmission
by Low
(24 plays) | (1 fan)

Low covering the Joy Division classic, Transmission. Fun Fact: "Transmission" was the debut single for Joy Division back in 1979.
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