Songs fade in behind furtive noises of motion and activity, glass breaks with the force and clarity of doom, and minimal keyboard lines add to an air of looming disaster -- something, somehow, seems to wait or lurk beyond the edge of hearing. But even though this is Hannett 's album as much as anyone's, the songs and performances are the true key.
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But I didn't go in and grab him and ask, 'What's up? In contrast to the sound of their studio recordings, Joy Division typically played loudly and aggressively during live performances. The band were especially unhappy with Hannett's mix of Unknown Pleasures , which reduced the abrasiveness of their live sound for a more cerebral and ghostly sound. According to Sumner "the music was loud and heavy, and we felt that Martin had toned it down, especially with the guitars".
During their live performances, the group did not interact with the audience; according to Paul Morley, "During a Joy Division set, outside of the songs, you'll be lucky to hear more than two or three words.
Hello and goodbye. No introductions, no promotion. Sumner later said, "We didn't have flashing lights, but sometimes a particular drum beat would do something to him. He'd go off in a trance for a bit, then he'd lose it and have an epileptic fit. We'd have to stop the show and carry him off to the dressing room where he'd cry his eyes out because this appalling thing had just happened to him".
The way the guitarist and the drummer played was a really unusual way of playing". Despite their short career, Joy Division have exerted a wide-reaching influence. Ballard collection of condensed novels of the same name. The band's dark and gloomy sound, which Martin Hannett described in as "dancing music with Gothic overtones", presaged the gothic rock genre. While the term "gothic" originally described a "doomy atmosphere" in music of the late s, the term was soon applied to specific bands like Bauhaus that followed in the wake of Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Joy Division have been dramatised in two biopics. Tony Wilson said of the film, "It's all true, it's all not true. It's not a fucking documentary," and that he favoured the "myth" over the truth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
English rock band. This article is about the band. For other uses, see Joy Division disambiguation. Joy Division, c. Post-punk gothic rock  . I think that when we stop doing that, I think, well, that will be time to pack it in.
That will be the end. Hooky and Barney would be looking nervously at the stage and you could see what was going through their minds Main article: Joy Division discography.
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Retrieved 22 November Retrieved 19 August A Rare Glimpse into a Private World. The Face. The Guardian. Retrieved 21 March Record Collector. Retrieved 1 August The Quietus. It would be Siouxsie and the Banshees to whom I most felt some kind of affinity. In interviews Siouxsie would claim the sound of cymbals was forbidden [ Q magazine.
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