Song Of The Day: Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart (Live)”

Today we honor the 40th anniversary of the first time Joy Division took the stage. The venue was Pip’s Disco in Manchester, England. Above is not live footage from the event but one that which was released on the VHS tape entitled Here Are the Young Men by Fact 37. Lead singer Ian Curtis, keyboardist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris and bass player Peter Hook showcased a talent that many only dream to possess. Even thought the band had only a four-year history, they became pioneers of the post-punk genre with classics such as the one above, “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” as well as “She’s Lost Control,” and “Transmission.” Curtis was a visionary that was taken from us to soon while the band New Order emerged from Joy Division’s ashes. Joy Division is a band that gave so much in so little time.

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