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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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  • PFdark

    deep love for them .A good choice for thinking sometimes and nice side.

    Yesterday 4:34am Reply
  • no-genius

    Well, they were on an indie label, so they were indie by one definition.

    Yesterday 10:00pm Reply
  • Evola_warrior

    Adoro a joy division.

    24 Nov 9:54pm Reply
  • needles165

    The moment when you realize that the band's album 'Closer' becomes even more appropriately titled after it became their final album.

    24 Nov 5:19pm Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    @Rostig there is one russian band which is able to transport everything you have mentioned: Ruki Vverkh. http://www.lastfm.ru/music/%D0%A0%D1%83%D0%BA%D0%B8+%D0%92%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%85?ac=%D1%80%D1%83%D0%BA%D0%B8

    21 Nov 7:36pm Reply
  • Rostig

    Unfortunately no - Name one band which is able to transport such a deep fragileness as Joy Division with the same rawness but in such an unpretentious form.

    20 Nov 1:38am Reply
  • cheezeybaines

    the world has plenty of bands like JD

    19 Nov 11:26pm Reply
  • Pollepard

    the world needs bands like JD

    18 Nov 7:28pm Reply
  • Yodogimi

    Shut the fuck up, canadian scum

    18 Nov 9:12am Reply
  • niko-san

    Get the fuck out, Russians.

    18 Nov 1:35am Reply
  • Yodogimi

    музыкальное уродство

    17 Nov 12:16pm Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    Спасибо Джой Дивижн за Мотораму:)

    16 Nov 9:53pm Reply
  • Aloha--

    Многоуважаемая группа Джой Дивижн! Сделайте кавер на тектоник и станцуйте пожалуйста это в клипе ( у одного парня есть к этому способности ) спасибо за внимание! [2]

    15 Nov 11:10pm Reply
  • Commixz

    Многоуважаемая группа Джой Дивижн! Сделайте кавер на тектоник и станцуйте пожалуйста это в клипе ( у одного парня есть к этому способности ) спасибо за внимание!

    15 Nov 11:09pm Reply
  • zennom

    15 Nov 3:58pm Reply
  • limonad_limonad

    Представляю, насколько самодостаточным считает себя человече, запустивший однажды пулю о том, какая Джои Дивижн классная группа.

    13 Nov 10:50am Reply
  • pixel-wavezsz

    @witch_possessed everything on this planet is indie

    10 Nov 12:14am Reply
  • dallinkapp

    https://dallinkapp.bandcamp.com/

    9 Nov 1:15am Reply
  • Mork_Laerer

    Hello buddies, please, if you like this kind of music, you should follow me on Soundcloud!

    8 Nov 4:00pm Reply
  • cak_aw

    Wish I was from this time [2]

    7 Nov 11:03pm Reply
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