#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.