Friday, February 05, 2016
Notes on Joy Division
Martin Hannett was as much the 5th Joy Divisioner as George Martin was the 5th Beatle - their music became the input for a 2nd creative process
Joy Division (Ian Curtis in particular) was picking up on the Bowie slipstream - Kraftwerk, Iggy, Velvets, etc.
Kraftwerk were an immensely important hub band - from Joy Division to Afrika Bambaataa (I saw both JD and AB)
Ian sang with a grown-up's voice
Ian had a certain detachedness, isolated from the others