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Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom (1976 – 1980)

Joy Division were a band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of Ian Curtis (vocals and occasional guitar), Bernard Sumner (guitar and keyboards), Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Stephen Morris (drums and percussion). The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. Much of their popularity/reputation arguably resulted from frequent playings on air by iconic DJ John Peel, but it is easy now to overlook the impact that the first album, Unknown Pleasures, had on post-punk music at the time, as reference the number of prominent bands that cited this album as an influence. The remaining members reformed as New Order and they have gone on to achieve much critical and commercial success.

With their dark, cavernous sound and their use of synthesizers and electronics, Joy Division are considered the pioneering band of the post-punk movement of the late 1970s and the early 1980s.

Though they found only modest success during their career, and released only two studio albums, Joy Division have since been acclaimed as one of the most inventive, evocative and influential groups of their era; Thom Jurek writes “They left just a small bit of music and an echo that still rings”.

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  • CureVaNiNawl

    the cover of Sister Ray is hilarious

    28 minutes ago Reply
  • alonsoiidx

    Ian Curtis, you will always be remembered.

    27 Jan 10:23pm Reply
  • perezhivem

    The Cure is not based only on Friday I'm In Love!!!!!!!!!!

    25 Jan 10:55pm Reply
  • Rostig

    The Cure are based only on the Disintergration and Pornography-LP :D

    24 Jan 5:25pm Reply
  • KevinVillage

    his music the hipster garabe i've ever heard.

    23 Jan 4:49pm Reply
  • PlanTwo

    говно

    23 Jan 1:57pm Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    "The Cure is not based only on Friday I'm In Love..." Nope, they're based on Just Like Heaven an Boys Don't Cry :p

    20 Jan 5:50am Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    @hahnenkaempfer: Start with Unknown Pleasures, then listen to the singles (Love Will Tear Us Apart, Transmission, etc). Then Closer and An Ideal for Living.

    20 Jan 5:50am Reply
  • fealyfebrile

    @trustmeiloveu yes, yes and yes

    19 Jan 12:23pm Reply
  • Poetizando

    trustmeiloveu Yes

    17 Jan 8:34pm Reply
  • trustmeiloveu

    v ..Blur is not based only on Song 2, Echo & The Bunnymen is not based only on The Killing Moon, The Cure is not based only on Friday I'm In Love...

    17 Jan 6:55pm Reply
  • Poetizando

    Joy Division is not based only on Love Will Tear Us Apart.

    17 Jan 2:21pm Reply
  • Hahnenkaempfer

    i'm just getting into this band.. any album recommendations for the start?

    17 Jan 12:13pm Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    Always great.

    16 Jan 1:34am Reply
  • Psychopathes

    "Who is stil listening to this great band in these days?" at least 1 729 636 people

    14 Jan 8:20pm Reply
  • Sp4rkyD4rk

    С тех пор, как Ян Кёртис умер у меня на глазах, всё как-то по пизде. [2]

    13 Jan 11:59pm Reply
  • felipetambs

    come to brazil

    13 Jan 7:23am Reply
  • rerent

    музыка для неудачников

    12 Jan 6:31pm Reply
  • Nekro__b

    с НГ Йен

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • maclove52

    Who is stil listening to this great band in these days?

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
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