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Joy Division 1976-1980


On the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death, KEXP DJ John Richards played a chronological history of the Joy Division music scene starting in 1976.  I’ve captured the playlist.  Book-ended with “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, the set featured multiple songs from David Bowie, Iggy Pop, the Ramones, Blondie, The Clash, The Cure, The Jam, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, singles from several other groups, and 15 from Joy Division including the last song of Curtis’ final gig in 1980.  Curtis had listened to Iggy Pop’s “The Idiot” right before his suicide, so Richards added a song from that album as the penultimate and only non-chronological entry in the tribute (other than the opener).  (previously: KEXP Tribute to John Hughes)

Written by ltao

May 21st, 2010 at 2:42 am

Posted in culture,nostalgia