Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Joy Division - " The Band On The Wall, Manchester, 13/03/1979" (Bootleg)

By 1979,as I have nothing from 1978, Joy Division were fully formed. This is the earliest evidence I have of that,hidden within the static. It's a very ropy recording from one of the Manchester Musicians' Collective nights at The Band on the Wall pub.
They stood out like a sore thumb alongside the other DIY bands,that played on these evenings,many of which are featured earlier on this blog .Joy Division were a unique and powerful unit,who played with a rare intensity and focus that was generally lacking among their peers.
Even on this atrocious recording one can detect that something rare and special was brewing.


Tracklist:

01. Walked In Line
02. She's Lost Control
03. Shadowplay
04. New Dawn Fades
05. Day Of The Lords
06. Insight
07. Disorder
08. The Only Mistake
09. I Remember Nothing
10. Sister Ray.