I’m as big a Joy Division fan as the next guy. Ok, maybe more than the next guy. All right, all right, a whole lot more than the next guy. But even I am going to be pretty effing hard-pressed to shell out $200 for a boxed set containing three measly records that I already own. Granted, those three particular records (Unknown Pleasures, Closer, and Still) happen to be three of my favorite records of all time, and 180 gram vinyl is, admittedly, tempting. But I’d still feel like I were taking it up the arse for such a ludicrous price. Does the ghost of Ian Curtis pop out of the box and perform fellatio whilst doing his signature dance? What exactly does one find inside this artfully drab packaging? The ethics of reissuing and repackaging the same old shit aside, how did Rhino come up with a $200 price tag for three slabs of vinyl? Sounds like somebody’s trying to take advantage of this whole Joy Division resurgence, thanks to that movie we may have mentioned a time or two.
Joy Division vinyl box set can be yours for…$200?
Posted September 18th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 4 Comments
Tags: new release