Writing about Joy Division tonight for my book on music, I found this video during what passes for research! Two great tracks, “Transmission” first, but at 3.13 is the one I wanted to write about: “She’s Lost Control”. An extraordinary, rather disturbing performance. The bass lines that lead the melody are brilliant, the studied guitar riff as chorus I love. The snappy drum beat. But above all, Ian Curtis the singer is gripping in his glazed intensity. Anyone who has seen the film “Control” will know the context – tragic.
And if you haven’t seen the film, I recommend it highly. Incredibly moving – and inspiring. You don’t have to be a Joy Division fan to get it.