#ISawThemLive My life long pals, ( @lawrence35523 & @Budgie114 ) saw Joy Division 4 times, the first couple of times in a London pub! ( Hope & Anchor) That was 1978 , pre-"Unknown pleasures" and that was only shortly after they changed their name from 'Warsaw'. But it was the release of "Unknown pleasures" that absolutely knocked me out & I HAD to see them live too, joining my friends at the ymca West London August 1979.
I remember the aggression, the starkness and the chilling ambience from their music and I also vividly remember saying that Ian Curtis "looks as though he's about to have an epileptic fit" with his frenzied, bug-eyed dancing....A sad premonition of what was to come.
A magnificent band that will always be remembered and "Unknown pleasures", in my opinion the greatest album of the second half of the '70s.
In my humble op......still one of their best. I remember watching this performed live on a show called Revolver???? in 1980, anyone else see it? on ITV television... my memory fades........wow! the years go by.....33 years later it still kicks huge ass.
Have a great start to the week fellow jammers!