Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Re: 1980

To continue my Tuesday series on "Re:"...

The song is well described by John Bush from AMG, and if I had more time I'd write it myself, but excuses excuses...

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" functions as an insight into what made Joy Division the most unique band during the era of punk aggression and extremism. Undoubtedly the closest they ever came to a pop song (and subsequently their biggest hit), the single highlights Curtis' fragile ego ("You cry out in your sleep, all my failings expose") and reliance on an often dangerous fatalism ("And we're changing our ways, taking different roads/Then love, love will tear us apart again"). The backing is at mid-tempo pace, propelled by Stephen Morris' mechanistic drumming, Peter Hook's trademarked plaintive bass line, and a wave of haunting synthesizers that echo Curtis' every word on the choruses. The single, first released on 7" on April 18, 1980 (exactly one month before Curtis' death), hit the charts later that summer after its release on 12" -- even though, according to prior agreement within the band, Joy Division ceased to exist the day Curtis died.

(courtesy of AMG and written by John Bush, AMG)
To read the full review, check it out ovah here

Video: Love Will Tear Us Apart

WinMed: New Order- "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
(from the Jimmy Kimmel Show, April 2005)

Music Vid Director/ Photographer Anton Corbijin will tackle on the biographical film on the life of Ian Curtis, based on the book by Deborah Curtis' book "Touching From A Distance". I posted an entry about it ovah here.


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