Joy Division

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Joy Division were a post-punk 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.


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    When routine bites hard and ambitions are low
    And resentment rides high but emotions won't grow
    And we're changing our ways, taking different roads
    Love, love will tear us apart again
    Love, love will tear us apart again
    Love Will Tear Us Apart  -  9,572,872 plays
    Confusion in her eyes that says it all
    She's lost control
    And she's clinging to the nearest passer by
    She's lost control
    And she gave away the secrets of her past
    She's Lost Control  -  5,379,659 plays
    I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand
    Could these sensations make me feel the pleasures of a normal man?
    New sensations barely interest me for another day
    I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, take the shock away
    It's getting faster, moving faster now, it's getting out of hand
    Disorder  -  5,318,682 plays
    Radio, live transmission.
    Radio, live transmission.
    Listen to the silence, let it ring on.
    Eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun.
    We would have a fine time living in the night,
    Transmission  -  4,511,304 plays
    To the centre of the city where all roads meet waiting for you
    To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank searching for you
    I was moving through the silence without motion waiting for you
    In a room with no window in the corner I found truth
    In the shadowplay, acting out your own death, knowing no more
    Shadowplay  -  3,645,678 plays
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