May 18, 2011

In Memoriam: Ian Curtis

Thirty-one years ago today Joy Division singer Ian Curtis committed suicide at his home in Macclesfield. With only tow full length albums during his lifetime, Joy Division's influence on music can not be overestimated. They were the ultimate post punk band, and their legacy became a major source of inspiration for zillions of alternate indie bands. Their sense of rhythm crossed over to the dance scene.

Video: Joy Division - She's Lost Control

Atmosphere was re-released in 1988. Photographer Anton Corbijn, who shot a lot of classic Joy Division photos, directed the video.

Video: Joy Division - Atmosphere


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