Hop on over the the NME site and check out the rad picts and stories commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of Ian Curtis. http://www.nme.com/photos/ian-curtis-musicians-pay-tribute/173532/1/1

To me Ian’s death is/was a pretty big deal. Not only as a Joy Division fan but I honestly believe his passing along with the birth of New Order was a defining moment in rock history and what was to become known as “alternative music”. It marked a time when people began to take the excitement and attitude (as far as doing things on their own terms) that was learned from punk and started to incorporate new ideas from the exploration of several different kinds of music.

I also see it as a jump off point to the music discussed on this blog and what’s to be heard on the podcast as well. I love New Order but it would have been interesting to see and hear what might have happened to Joy Division’s sound had Ian lived. Would It have gone the direction New Order went or something completely different?


2 Responses to “IAN CURTIS TRIBUTE”

  1. Chris Clay Says:

    I know what you mean. Hearing things like Ian singing his version of “Ceremony” really makes you wonder.

  2. matthewrubbish Says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing with the song Ceremony. Do you think Ian would have been into the synth/dance direction that New Order went in? Who knows!

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