Covid Island Discs
Day 187: Love will tear us apart, Joy Division
Yesterday I shared a hit by the band the cure. The cure and Joy division often played gigs together with Joy Division opening their concerts. Of course Joy Division’s music is anything but joyful and one of their founding members, Ian Curtis was a tragic figure suffering long term depression which led to him to take his own life when he was only 23. This song is probably from their most famous and final album (apparently they only had two) “Closer” and was released just a few month after Ian Curtis had taken his life. The remaining members of the band regrouped forming the band New Order.