11.10.2019 06:24 AM

Dead Souls

Listened to Joy Division on the way back into the city yesterday. It was the right soundtrack for a cold and bleak November landscape.

Played Dead Souls three times. What a song! Which, later, led to the rediscovery of this extraordinary bit of film: Joy Division at the Ardwick Apollo almost exactly forty years ago. The band’s manager, Richard Boon, just set up a primitive Beta camera on a tripod and shot this.

It’s incredible, like they were. One of the bands that literally changed my life.

Someone take these dreams away
That point me to another day
A duel of personalities
That stretch all true realities
That keep calling me
They keep calling me
Keep on calling me
They keep calling me


3 Comments

  1. Mike Adamson says:

    I learned all my best moves from Ian. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. whyshouldIsellyourwheat says:

    Pretty much the most influential band of the last 50 years.

  3. Ted says:

    My favourite, Transmission is built on the same template.

    The mighty skills of what would become New Order announce themselves before the sparse, incisive brilliant singing. It’s really just unbelievable all these years later.

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