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One of the originators of the “Manchester Sound”, Joy Division formed in 1976 with more of a punk sound but, overtime, as their sound evolved they truly set the stage for the post-punk movement in alternative music. While “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” featured above, was their first major hit, it was somewhat overshadowed by the tragic suicide death of lead singer Ian Curtis at the tender age of 23 in May 1980.
It’s been forever and a day since I last heard this song and as hear it now again, many moons later, two (2) thoughts come immediately to mind…what a good band Joy Division was and, sadly, how great they could have been. Either way, many thanks to DMitch for suggesting this track and this band for the Friday Flashback. Dig it.