Like ‘The X Factor’ for punks, the Stiff Test/Chiswick Challenge got Joy Division noticed and led to the creation of Factory Records.
Ian Curtis was almost banned from the venue, and their support act started a fight, but Joy Division’s live debut birthed the post-punk era.
Released following Ian Curtis’ death, ‘Still’ proves that Joy Division’s outtakes and rarities stack up against most bands’ A-grade material.
Think you know everything about these post-punk pioneers? Here are ten Joy Division facts that may surprise you…
Hauntingly beautiful, Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ isn’t just a landmark record, it’s a simply timeless work of art.
Joy Division’s much-missed singer, Ian Curtis, was an unforgettable performer with dextrous lyrical skills which are still unsurpassed.
Though initially overshadowed by Ian Curtis’ tragic suicide, Love Will Tear Us Apart is a truly life-affirming piece of introspective pop.
Though lacking in polish, Joy Division’s debut EP, ‘An Ideal For Living’, nonetheless hinted at future greatness.
Peter Saville has redesigned his iconic cover for Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' to support the 'No Music On A Dead Planet' campaign.
Hailed as ‘an unbreakable testament to Joy Division’s brilliance’, the rich, evocative Atmosphere stands as the group’s greatest ballad.
Distinctive and eminently melodic, the best Peter Hook basslines are integral to the sound of his two legendary post-punk outfits.
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