RETRO: Joy Division live at a pub in Altrincham in March of 1979

Posted August 10th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 2 Comments

Shot on Super 8 film, this video of Joy Division playing at a pub just outside of Manchester is an intimate portrayal of Ian Curtis’ harrowing stage presence. His infamous awkward dance moves seem almost exaggerated here, as he loses himself in “She’s Lost Control” and “Shadowplay.” With all the hoopla surrounding the imminent release of Control, Joy Division archives are coming out of the woodwork. This footage is amazing, just to be able to witness the volatility and intensity of Curtis’ fractured psyche.

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  • 1 bigcitysheep // Aug 10, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    Tony Wilson has died…

  • 2 eric // Aug 10, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    shit…thanks for the heads up.