I Love Joy Division

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 144 People

    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 7

    1977-1980

    They only existed as a band for 3 years, but they made two of the most influential albums (Unknown Pleasures and Closer)and one of the most influential singles (Love will tear us apart) of all time. Emerging from the punk beginnings of Warsaw, those four Northern lads made...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Mar 2, 2008

    A Relatively New Fan Here

    I discovered Joy Division about 6 or 7 months ago. I had fallen in love with Interpol, another of my favorite bands and one who take a lot out of Joy Division's book. Well I'd always heard Interpol being compared to Joy Division, how Paul Banks' drony vocals hearken back to Ian...
    DysfunctionalMuse DysfunctionalMuse
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2009

    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 7

    Here Are the Young Men

    My husband likes to trawl second-hand video stores and usually comes back with a bunch of cheesey kung fu flicks and a bad horror movie (Remember Warlock? No?) So when he came home on Saturday and said he had a present for me I wasn't overly excited. Imagine my surprise when he...
    armsbentback armsbentback
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2007
    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 7

    Your Confusion, My Illusion..

    The ironic part of my love for Joy Division has to do with age, and experience, and at what point a person can start to appreciate different parts of their lives. I first discovered Joy Division as an 18 year old fresh out of high school. I'd already been a fan of New Order, we...
    littledharmabum littledharmabum
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2008

    Joy Division

    They are excellent."Atmosphere"."She's Lost Control"."Love Will Tear Us Apart". Just three wonderful songs from a great band. Ian Curtis has such an interesting voice.
    bvb1123 bvb1123
    41-45, M
    Jun 2, 2011

    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 7

    My Favorite Band.

    I am in a passionate love affair with Joy Division. The music really means a lot to me and makes me feel better when I'm having a bad day. Everything about Ian Curtis's voice, lyrics and sound just make me cry, in a good way. The music is so emotional and Mr. Curtis sounds...
    autosuggestion autosuggestion
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2008

    I flipping love joy divison ,

    if you do send me message :)
    brandond897 brandond897
    18-21, M
    Mar 22, 2014

    Overjoyed

    from the first time i ever heard joy division, and throughout a lifetime of hearing thousands of songs from hundreds of bands, it is the music of joy division that remains a true passion and love... i can never quite identify what it is that draws me to JD most - it's probably a...
    talvin talvin
    36-40, M
    Nov 7, 2009

    She's Lost 'control'

    I feel like I've been waiting forever to watch 'Control'. It came to our nearest cinema last night, one showing, one time. Ian Curtis came to Wales on my birthday, what a wonderful birthday pressie. I took a friend with me and she is a lot younger than me and she said she'd...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2008

    Atrocity Exhibition

    A track named after the collection of stories by the incomparable JG Ballard, the equally incomparable Joy Division from the, yes you've guessed it, incomparable 'Closer', still in my own top 10 all time favourite LP's (as we oldies steadfastly still call them) 'Closer'.  
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 20, 2013

    I Love Joy Division

    Unknown pleasures is one of the most played albums i own. Ian Curtis has a way of  putting my very depressing  thoughts into an upbeat dance song and i  just love that. I feel like i can express myself greatly through their music. 
    LennonLover LennonLover
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2011
    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 7

    Atmosphere

    Don't fukkin' write anything ,don't pretend you're clever or intelectual.Just shut up and listen in order to understand it in the way it falls onto your soul.It's not a song you speak about - you just say "yeah,it's nice" and listen.Yep,listen and don't share how it makes you...
    SaintMaj SaintMaj
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 25, 2012
    Funkadelic Funkadelic
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2012

    So Sad..

    Ian Curtis was a poet. His is one of a few really tragic deaths that robbed the world of so much new music.I remember the first song that blew me away. I had loved the high bass driven hooks and early industrial sound....but when I heard this track. I remember being genuinely...
    tomanylolz tomanylolz
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2010

    Love Did Tear Them Apart.....

    Ian Curtis was one of the most amazing front-men going around. He had a depth that few people have, a tortured genius. Joy Division captured Ian Curtis PERFECTLY. He is missed..........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Aug 15, 2010

    Joy Division

    A truly exceptional band and masterful lyrics. Sadly I never got to see them live.... Did you know, their name comes from a German squadron called 'The Joy Division' tasked with selecting 'women for pleasure' for the troops.
    wysiwygUKbloke wysiwygUKbloke
    41-45, M
    Nov 30, 2013
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2011

    It was me, waiting for me Hoping

    for something more Me, seeing me this time Hoping for something else
    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 18

    Whenever I listen to Love Will Tear Us Apart I

    think of a certain person. It gives me that sharp feeling that brings a tear to your eye. Thinking about her hurts me.
    HomicidalIguana HomicidalIguana
    16-17
    Jul 20, 2014

    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 7
    babyblueeee babyblueeee
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 17

    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 7
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 2, 2015
    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 18

    I Love Joy Division

    Im surprised i havent had this as an experience yet. I Love this band so much from every word they sing to ian curtis' epileptic dance. Unknown pleasures in my most favorite album. I really listen to them almost every day. :D
    applescruffs applescruffs
    22-25, F
    Jun 29, 2011
    ubahn1000 ubahn1000
    22-25, M
    Dec 21, 2015

    Best Book Ever

    I found out about this band by reading Zombies vs. Unicorns. The story i read really struck me it was called "Love will tear us apart" it mentioned the band and I have been listening to them ever since.
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars
    18-21, F
    May 20, 2013

    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 7
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