Posts Tagged ‘Ian Curtis’

Ian Curtis was a genius and not only one of the best musical artists, he was one of the best ever artists! He converted all his sadness and suffering into his vocals, hence immortalised his raw emotion into music before he committed suicide. You can literally hear and feel his sadness. –

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Who killed Sgt: Pepper?

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On the eve of its 40th birthday, we celebrate Joy Division’s iconic Unknown Pleasures. We play the album out in its entirety, from vinyl of course. Across the show we hear about how the record has inspired new generations of musicians including Jehnny Beth and Lonelady. Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Peter Hook discuss their thoughts on the album they made as young men. We talk in depth with sleeve designer Peter Saville and music writer Jon Savage. Plus the 6 Music listeners to share their memories of Unknown Pleasures and how the record has changed their lives. Released on the 15th of June in 1979, Unknown Pleasures – with its iconic sleeve designed by Peter Saville – changed the musical landscape


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Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 4, 1979. The Manchester episode of Something Else, a youth program produced by the BBC with the mandate of offering teenagers “something else” to watch, was first broadcast on September 15, 1979, so it makes for a fascinating shapshot of the conditions that led to her becoming the head of state.

The program features live performances from Joy Division (“Transmisson” and “She’s Lost Control”) and the Jam (”Eton Rifles” and “When You’re Young”)…

… The absolute best thing on this entire video, by far, are Ian Curtis’ dance moves during the guitar parts of “She’s Lost Control.” – dangerousminds.net/

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