History Music / JoyDivision

16th Mar '17 12:47:13 PM thelivingtoad
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** Yet, despite all the weird things he did and the legends that accumulated about him, Hannett was [[BunnyEarsLawyer a master producer]] whose oddball experiments were pioneering in their use of space in sound recording. His use of delay circuits set to the lowest possible setting (i.e. the wrong way to use a delay circuit) created a sparse, eerie sound that's just as instrumental as inventing GothRock as Joy Division themselves were.

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** Yet, despite all the weird things he did and the legends that accumulated about him, Hannett was [[BunnyEarsLawyer a master producer]] whose oddball experiments were pioneering in their use of space in sound recording. His use of delay circuits set to the lowest possible setting (i.e. the wrong way to use a delay circuit) created a sparse, eerie sound that's just as instrumental as in inventing GothRock as Joy Division themselves were.
9th Mar '17 10:55:35 PM thelivingtoad
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** Yet, despite all the weird things he did and the legends that accumulated about him, Hannett was [[BunnyEarsLawyer a master producer]] whose oddball experiments were pioneering in their use of space in sound recording. His use of delay circuits set to the lowest possible setting (i.e. the wrong way to use a delay circuit) created a sparse, eerie sound that's just as instrumental as inventing GothRock as Joy Division themselves were.
20th Feb '17 8:37:50 PM bt8257
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However, the relentless touring had a negative effect on the band. Ian Curtis had epilepsy, and sometimes suffered seizures during concerts, leading to their cancellation. His seizures were getting worse as the band continued touring, but he pushed himself to the point of exhaustion, as the band needed to tour to become better-known in the fairly exclusive music scene of the 1970's: He concealed the extent of his disability until the breaking point. His lack of sleep and alcohol abuse only added to his severe depression, and he committed suicide on 18 May 1980 (supposedly after watching ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'' on TV and listening to Music/IggyPop's ''Music/TheIdiot'').

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However, the relentless touring had a negative effect on negatively effected the band. Ian Curtis had epilepsy, and sometimes suffered seizures during concerts, leading to their cancellation. His seizures were getting worse as the band continued touring, but he pushed himself to the point of exhaustion, as the band needed to tour to become better-known in the fairly exclusive music scene of the 1970's: He concealed the extent of his disability until the breaking point. His lack of sleep and alcohol abuse only added to his severe depression, and depression; he committed suicide on 18 May 1980 (supposedly after watching ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'' on TV and listening to Music/IggyPop's ''Music/TheIdiot'').
15th Dec '16 1:53:24 PM JohnPrestwick
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* LeadBassist: Peter Hook carried the melody on a Rickenbacker bass, not unlike [[{{Music/Yes}} Chris Squire]] or [[{{Music/Rush}} Geddy Lee]].

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* LeadBassist: Peter Hook carried the melody on a Rickenbacker bass, not unlike [[{{Music/Yes}} Chris Squire]] or [[{{Music/Rush}} Geddy Lee]]. His tendency to play basslines rather high up on the bass came about because in the early days of the band, it was the only way he could be heard with a weak amplifier.
7th Dec '16 5:47:03 PM Xtifr
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'''Joy Division''' was formed after guitarist Bernard Sumner and bassist Peter Hook, attended a Music/SexPistols concert in Manchester on 4 June 1976, and were inspired to form a band. The additions of vocalist Ian Curtis and drummer Stephen Morris, completed the line-up. Initially named ''Warsaw'' (under which name they recorded an unreleased album, later bootlegged), the band changed its name to ''Joy Division'' in late 1977, which got them in trouble at first, because of its fascist overtones.

As ''Joy Division,'' they recorded an EP, which was basically UsefulNotes/{{Punk}} with literary lyrics. This and playing around Manchester, brought the group to the attention of Tony Wilson, and they joined his record label Creator/FactoryRecords. After a month in the studio with producer Martin Hannett, who completely changed their sound, their debut album ''Music/UnknownPleasures'' was released in 1979. In between touring, their second album ''Music/{{Closer}}'' was released in 1980. Both were critically acclaimed.

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'''Joy Division''' Joy Division was formed after guitarist Bernard Sumner and bassist Peter Hook, attended a Music/SexPistols concert in Manchester on 4 June 1976, and were inspired to form a band. The additions of vocalist Ian Curtis and drummer Stephen Morris, completed the line-up. Initially named ''Warsaw'' (under which name they recorded an unreleased album, later bootlegged), the band changed its name to ''Joy Division'' in late 1977, which got them in trouble at first, because of its fascist overtones.

As ''Joy Division,'' Joy Division, they recorded an EP, which was basically UsefulNotes/{{Punk}} with literary lyrics. This and playing around Manchester, brought the group to the attention of Tony Wilson, and they joined his record label Creator/FactoryRecords. After a month in the studio with producer Martin Hannett, who completely changed their sound, their debut album ''Music/UnknownPleasures'' was released in 1979. In between touring, their second album ''Music/{{Closer}}'' was released in 1980. Both were critically acclaimed.
1st Dec '16 9:01:11 PM TheKingOfKongs
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* EpicRocking: Their cover of "Sister Ray" isn't as long as the original, but it still fits this trope at 7:36. Their longest original songs are 6 minute examples that barely qualify such as "The Eternal", "Autosuggestion", "Atrocity Exhibition", "Heart and Soul", and "I Remember Nothing"
29th Sep '16 6:05:21 AM 123456789
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* LeadBassist: Peter Hook carried the melody on a Rickenbacker bass, not unlike [[{{Music/Yes}} Chris Squire]] or [[{{Music/Rush}} Geddy Lee]].
** In fact, Bernard Sumner once said he's more into "rhythm and chords" than melody.
26th Sep '16 11:27:27 AM MarkLungo
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As ''Joy Division,'' they recorded an EP, which was basically UsefulNotes/{{Punk}} with literary lyrics. This and playing around Manchester, brought the group to the attention of Tony Wilson, and they joined his record label ''Factory Records.'' After a month in the studio with producer Martin Hannett, who completely changed their sound, their debut album ''Music/UnknownPleasures'' was released in 1979. In between touring, their second album ''Music/{{Closer}}'' was released in 1980. Both were critically acclaimed.

However, the relentless touring had a negative effect on the band. Vocalist Ian Curtis had epilepsy, and sometimes suffered seizures during concerts, leading to their cancellation. His seizures were getting worse as the band continued touring, but he pushed himself to the point of exhaustion, as the band needed to tour to become better-known in the fairly exclusive music scene of the 1970's: He concealed the extent of his disability until the breaking point. His lack of sleep and alcohol abuse only added to his severe depression, and he committed suicide on 18 May 1980 (supposedly after watching ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'' on TV and listening to Music/IggyPop's ''Music/TheIdiot'').

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As ''Joy Division,'' they recorded an EP, which was basically UsefulNotes/{{Punk}} with literary lyrics. This and playing around Manchester, brought the group to the attention of Tony Wilson, and they joined his record label ''Factory Records.'' Creator/FactoryRecords. After a month in the studio with producer Martin Hannett, who completely changed their sound, their debut album ''Music/UnknownPleasures'' was released in 1979. In between touring, their second album ''Music/{{Closer}}'' was released in 1980. Both were critically acclaimed.

However, the relentless touring had a negative effect on the band. Vocalist Ian Curtis had epilepsy, and sometimes suffered seizures during concerts, leading to their cancellation. His seizures were getting worse as the band continued touring, but he pushed himself to the point of exhaustion, as the band needed to tour to become better-known in the fairly exclusive music scene of the 1970's: He concealed the extent of his disability until the breaking point. His lack of sleep and alcohol abuse only added to his severe depression, and he committed suicide on 18 May 1980 (supposedly after watching ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'' on TV and listening to Music/IggyPop's ''Music/TheIdiot'').



The band are portrayed by actors in the movies: ''Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople'' and ''Film/{{Control}}.'' The former is a bio-pic of ''Factory Records'' head Tony Wilson, with ''Joy Division'' playing a major role, along with their manager Rob Gretton, in the first part of the film, with some remaining members throughout the second act as New Order personnel. The latter is a bio-pic of Ian Curtis himself, directed by photographer Creator/AntonCorbijn, who took a lot of the band's pictures, during their early years, and directed the music video for ''Atmosphere''.

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The band are portrayed by actors in the movies: ''Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople'' and ''Film/{{Control}}.'' The former is a bio-pic {{biopic}} of ''Factory Records'' Factory Records head Tony Wilson, with ''Joy Division'' Joy Division playing a major role, along with their manager Rob Gretton, in the first part of the film, with some remaining members throughout the second act as New Order personnel. The latter is a bio-pic biopic of Ian Curtis himself, directed by photographer Creator/AntonCorbijn, who took a lot of often worked with the band's pictures, band during their early years, and directed the music video for ''Atmosphere''."Atmosphere".
16th Sep '16 8:06:34 PM SailorPunkRock
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* BoxedSet: ''Heart and Soul''
16th Sep '16 8:05:23 PM SailorPunkRock
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* 2004 - ''Re-fractured Box ''

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* 2001 - ''Fractured Box''
* 2004 - ''Re-fractured Box ''Box''
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