This month marks the 30th anniversary of the formation of one of the most influential, yet unexploited bands of the 1970s. In commemoration, you can now buy your ringtone versions of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart, a song about lead singer Ian Curtis’ chronic infidelity to his wife, and Transmission, the band’s other most popular release.
Ian Curtis fell victim to the effects of his own music in 1980 in a massive murder-suicide. Fortunately, since nobody really wanted to hang out with him because he was “kind of a spaz,” the murder part of his murder-suicide was embarrassingly unsuccessful.
Thirty years later, it’s finally not considered morose among polite company to celebrate his lifetime work and vision, nor to market the crap out of his legend an mystery. To this end, you can find tickets to the Ian Curtis documentary, Joy Division, and the feature film, Control, for select engagements in the UK at MoviePhone. Matinée tickets are half off, so take the kids!
However, I refuse to let his legacy disintigrate, slip through my finngers, and find itself ingested only by the jerks, making money off his memory now, who would have also made fun of his music 30 years ago. Somebody who may have admired him 30 years ago deserves some exploitation of the dead guy. Right? Well, I’ll pay my price in hell if that’s not true. Otherwise, check out my iPod compatible iTunes iMix which is also compatible with iPhone: