posted on March 17, 2008 at 8:12 pm

quite a terrible day
someone i know very very ill
but no longer a blogging matter….
then last night watch “control”
the film about ian curtis
strange
sam riley looks like curtis
only better looking i guess
he wouldnae have even been born when ian hung himself
back in 1980
anton corbijns black n white is just like his photos
moody stark etc
manchester seems bleak…..(seems?)
the other guys are cartoony versions of themselves
hooky is aggressive
barney is a bit wimpy
stephen is silent for the most part
rob gretton is foul mouthed manager
tony wilson is suave n slightly posh
etc
but…..
um
it doesnt ever amount to anything
yeah ian had epilepsy
yeah ian had a wife n a girlfriend
but….
i dunno
maybe ians narrow shoulders werent big enough
to hang a 2 hour movie off of
sam riley does a great ian when hes singing n performing
those strange movements when things really got going
but
in the end
ian hangs himself
(you keep hoping he wont…
that the film will re-write history
but it cant….n it doesnt..!)
it seems like youve just been through
a load of black n white nothing
it was all there
but for me
it failed to coalesce into a decent film
yes
i love joy division
its impossible to overestimate their importance
the words n singing
the drumming
the bass playing
the guitar
the production n aesthetic
all were breathtakingly original in their day
curtis was a rivetting performer
he was truly unlike anybody else
ok
heres a little quibble for trainspotters
in the beginning of the film
curtis is shown listening to drive in saturday from aladin sane
by david bowie
but the needle is on the second last track of the record
whereas i remember d.i.s. being 1st or 2nd on the vinyl…
gotcha!
by the way
i think interpol are rubbish (yer gotta be kidding me)
and some of new orders stuff has been brilliant
(get ready for example)
but some of the stuff from the eighties
with syn-drums was pure schlock
and barneys lyrics and singing
often leave a LOT to be desired
he is no ian curtis thats fer sure
sometimes he gets away with it
sometimes
(nk just bought the best of new order)
its amateur hour n laughably outta tune
hooky remains one of the greatest bass players of all time
and unknown pleasures n closer are masterpieces forever
meanwhile….
the church play a place on nsws central coast on sunday
that they wont be making a doco about
and highly unlikely to reach legendary status
such is life n death
is it better to burn out than to rust?
anyway
in 1990
the church were touring europe
promoting the abysmal gold afternoon fix record
losing 200 grande but still getting commissioned by
our loathesome greasy manager
who happened to fix us up
with his latest brainchild
to open up for us
a cuban rock band called nuclear valdez
who were remarkably unremarkable
one of their roadies
claimed to have worked for joy div
when he found out i was a huge fan he cornered me
at a bar in munich
and said in an orrible bleeding whining voice
that sounded like someone from coronation street
on ritalin
“i’ll tell you the fuckin’ joy division story, kilbey
once there was 4 twats who liked to drink a lotta lager
n get pissed
then one of em necked hisself
and then there were 3 twats
who liked to drink a lot of lager n get pissed..
end of fookin’ story…!”
anton corbijn shoulda been there
the guy could helped him make ‘is fookin’ film

kilbey…over n out

66 Responses to “no joy”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 9:10 pm #

    Call me nuts but I liked Gold Afternoon Fix. Pharoah and Fading Away are two of my favorite songs of yours. Brilliant dig on the music industry from an actual participant therein. Not a bad little album at all in my humble opinion.

    Have a great day,
    Mark
    Tampa, Fl

  2. avatar
    verdelay | 17 March 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    Yes, well it sure is grim up north.

    Cold.
    Gritty.
    Dark.

    But this morning…the birds seem to know something I don’t.

  3. avatar
    Melby Symon | 17 March 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Sk….

    interesting take on Control. I liked the movie, but then again, I wasn’t expecting anything more than a dramatisation of what was readily known and what I had read in Touching from a Distance. To actually see the events, rather than just read about them was what I liked most.

    GAF is an awesome recording and I’ll say it again…Grind is a sensational song. One of my Church faves.

  4. avatar
    Athanasius Pernath | 17 March 2008 at 9:28 pm #

    melby…
    grind…
    …is a sensational song. a sensational live song. hits you with the medieval power of…one of those builder guys on westminster abbey construction ground. it’s a hard-hitting mean bleak and terribly beautiful piece of music, brutal and fragile. at least, live. i have no idea why it was produced as a balladey-slow song on GAF when it’s actually Ripple’s angrier brother… intro of essence a crucial moment… laughing still making me cry…

    control. i expect it to be a lengthy corbijn video. i know corbijn knows his visuals…i wonder if he knows his dramatix…apparently, he doesnt. maybe chose the wrong band? not enough drama? should’ve chosen the church anyway

    love
    A.P.

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 9:31 pm #

    so you got green eyes.so youve got blue eyes.so ya got grey eyes.and we’ve never met,anyone,quite like UB4! top o the mornin’ 2ya! :Dx

  6. avatar
    John | 17 March 2008 at 9:36 pm #

    That’s like Denis Leary’s recap of the movie about the Doors!:

    I’m drunk, I’m nobody.
    I’m drunk, I’m famous.
    I’m drunk, I’m dead.

    John Garratt

  7. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 March 2008 at 10:17 pm #

    your’e such a generous geezer sometimes killer…..
    they were’nt half as good as your combo.
    ….well ok…to be fair..back in the day they were pretty cool.
    chin-up mate, there will be worse days ahead eh?
    and great ones too.
    luv,
    andy L.

  8. avatar
    esne snoner | 17 March 2008 at 10:26 pm #

    agree with you sk re control the movie – kind of interesting but it’s the look of the film that is the best thing about it rather then the content which is surely not the intent – but – not long after i also saw joy division the documentary on the big screen (chauvel) which actually resonated much more – bleak, sad, powerful and a great insight to the 3 remaining members who are interviewed at length – hugely recommended for any jd fan

  9. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 17 March 2008 at 10:31 pm #

    Sk can’t be called arrogant in reference to The Church. Gold Afternoon Fix is a suburb record. Joy Division did have two great studio albums. Im my sporadically enlightened mind NO BAND has released music that tops “Hologram of Baal”, “After Everything Now This” and “Forget Yourself”. “Priest=Aura” and “Uninvited Like The Clouds” are also flawlessly incomparable.

    The Joy Division live album “Still” was also riveting. “The Only Mistake”, “something Must Break” and “Transmission” are really intense, live songs. ian checked out early like Pete Ham of Badfinger. Nick Drake’s death was arguably an accidental overdose.

  10. avatar
    princey | 17 March 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    I haven’t seen Control yet, but I loved the guy that played Ian Curtis in “24 Hour Party People”, what a fantastic movie that was, one of my all time fave’s! Have you seen it sk?
    So many great Brit bands back in the 80’s, I really miss those days (sigh).
    Love Amanda
    P.S. Hey Brien C, I just read about the $$$$millions$$$$ MACCA’s ex squeezed out of him, WOW!

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 10:38 pm #

    Sk, you are too mod..test
    GAF is fab.. specially ‘Laughing’..you did write that right?
    . about Interpol their song Stella is brilliant, the first album was very good.. on New Order those guys own all of their back catalog ole AW let them keep it.. amazing..
    cheers.
    ^jax

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    24 hour party people was a good laugh…havent seen control…however, having actors play musicians who have already been seen countless times through readily available material seems rather pointless to me…like in “im not there”. word for word recreations of interviews which have been seen a zillion times…pointless!!!…maybe a movie about nick drake may be of some sort of interest…who’d play him though?? and dont fookin’ say ledger…

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    or brad pitt!!

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    I vote for Robyn Hitchcock since he saw Nick Drake ( and can sing it)..

  15. avatar
    Daberhasher | 17 March 2008 at 11:32 pm #

    traded all my Joy Division vinyl for… who knows, something that went up in smoke most likely… so a fair trade i reckon…

    put a little smoke in the aie and dub out with…
    Jah Division

    looking forward, looking back…

    cheers,

    erik

  16. avatar
    Richard | 17 March 2008 at 11:57 pm #

    Agree with you on new order.

    They do (somehow) manage to get away with their lyrics. When I listen to new order and can’t understand what they’re on about I am relatively confident that it’s because they aren’t on about anything. (I never have that comfort when I can’t understand what YOUR songs are about!)

    Get Ready is great. I have a mental list of songs with fantastic starts – crystal from that album is close to the top.

    Not sure I agree with you about new order’s eighties stuff – Technique, at least, was brilliant.

    What do you and the others here think about the the?

    I only ask because I was going through my music the other night and was reminded that I have nearly everything by them (him).

    Apart from a handful of songs (especially giant and perfect from soul mining and heartland from infected) I’m not even sure that I enjoy Matt Johnson’s stuff – but somehow I’m drawn to him.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 12:28 am #

    Funny , I watched Control last night too & briefly fell asleep just before he hung himself.
    Then rewound to see that bit again -all a bit ho hum really.
    Sam Riley had the dancing bit down pat though.

    Dutch Pierre

  18. avatar
    Mem | 18 March 2008 at 12:44 am #

    as for me, watched that “stripped sunlight sound” last night, and just curious as to why the acoustic extras were recorded on a day when Grant was clearly struggling with a cold and couldn’t sing properly…it’s still brilliant to heear the songs in that format (better than the records in my humble) but yeah, maybe a week later or before would have been slightly better…

  19. avatar
    the dean | 18 March 2008 at 12:45 am #

    there is a live version of Ian Curtis singing Ceremony, the first half has the vocal mic too low and the second half too loud but it is far and away a better version than the new order one, so emotive, tear you apart.

  20. avatar
    Dropframe | 18 March 2008 at 1:04 am #

    Gold Afternoon Fix left me pretty cold, I’m sorry but so does Priest=Aura.
    Sometime Anywhere however is farking fantasmagorical and Forget Yourself is just about unbelievable. I have just acquired Hologram of Baal and 3 listens, 2bottles of red and I can feel it’s a biggie . . .

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 2:34 am #

    Hey Kilbey, looking forward to lizottes gig on sunday, its a great little venue so i hope your interest level increases by then.
    ps if ya need to get the body in the ocean, head to terrigal 5 mins away, theres a buoy 100m out off the surf club to swim out to.
    Have a good week.

  22. avatar
    JJ | 18 March 2008 at 2:58 am #

    When the routine bites hard, and ambitions are low, and the resentment rides high, but emotions won’t grow….I always thought “Love Will Tear Us Apart” was such a brilliant track. Poor Ian. I have not seen the film, but will at some point.

    You’re a harsh critic, TTB, Gold Afternoon Fix has many outstanding high-quality tracks. i was there in the tour for the Center Stage in Atlanta date: the wonderful, foreboding opening lines of “Pharaoh,” the emotional liftoff of “Metropolis”, “Laughing”, “You’re So Beautiful”…….many great songs on this album. A glimpse of the ultimate achievement to come, a prelude to the monumental Priest = Aura. A creative zenith realized in all it’s thematic, lyrical and sonic glory. A masterwork. What continues to amaze me is that you are still capable in this vein. Uninvited – it’s still there. The flame still burns bright and does not dissipate. This is where you have surpassed many peers and predecessors.

    Still following, still anticipating, because i continue to be rewarded.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 3:27 am #

    not meaning to stroke your already suitably enlarged ego sk, but I have to agree with above that I cant think of many bands who’ve actually improved with age, given the odd lull here and there in between…maybe solo artists have done this, bob dylan springs to mind, tom waits (without the lull, just one continuous track)….but bandwise, looking at the so called alternative icons from 20 years ago, the cure has become a joke, rem not worth a mention (ah!), echo & bunnymen & parody, etc etc…although , after racking my brain, I have come up with with another band besides the church…G McL and co…funny that…

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 4:20 am #

    I didn’t like GAF when it first came out. But years later, (when I re-discovered the Church, and revisited my old albums) It’s now one of my favourites!

    I agree with New Order. Most of their early stuff I find it painful to listen to. And just when they finally
    started making decent albums, they break up!

    A bit more film nitpicking. In the film when JD did their first recorded gig (eg “forgot Rudolf Hess”) they played the wrong song. The song they should have played was “At A Later Date”.

    -CB

  25. avatar
    SAWblog | 18 March 2008 at 4:55 am #

    you crack me up SK.

    thanks for the review—as always, it says more about you, than that which you are reviewing. [that is a compliment]

    SAW

    p.s. and for the record, I am a burn-er, not a rust-er, but you knew that already. btw, your flame burns bright, I can see it from here.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 5:12 am #

    Trust yoo to notice the needle on the wrong track 🙂

  27. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 18 March 2008 at 5:35 am #

    i have to say that gaf isn’t one that i listen to a hell of a lot…LOVE uninvited like the clouds, priest equals aura, after everything now this, forget yourself, hologram of baal…well, pretty much all of your later catalogue…
    as for joy division, i have to be in the mood for them, but i’m going to be a dag and say that i love blue monday…
    sending healing vibes for your sick freind…
    love always…

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 5:50 am #

    Drive-in Saturday is no. 3 side one. Just had a look through my old box of vinyls. If you like to collect them Steve, just say the word and I will post to you.

  29. avatar
    Leelinau | 18 March 2008 at 6:17 am #

    Interpol rubbish? Are ya off your fuckin rocker???

    UNacceptable.

    😛

    ^_^

  30. avatar
    linjo | 18 March 2008 at 6:30 am #

    Dont get too excited. Steve said Diorama was crap and I was similarly outraged, but who cares. Thank god we all got different tastes. Oh but I do love Diorama.

  31. avatar
    davem | 18 March 2008 at 7:24 am #

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Maybe the Joy Div movie wasn’t the best choice….
    Take care of yourself Steve.
    x

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 7:54 am #

    JD showed that there is beauty in being human and mortal.its a BEAUTIFUL THING.thank you sk!legendary view from there,as always.deeper look,always reveals more.life is a treasure worth sharing and giving.thank you for sharing YOUR life with us,via your arts.long live the mighty Church!:D

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 8:18 am #

    Interpol might be so-so, but “Take you on a cruise” is a brilliant track. Delayed e-bow always gets you..

    – Lebrinho

  34. avatar
    lily was here | 18 March 2008 at 8:22 am #

    Sorrow is passing your way and for that i feel sad.

    I just have to say that my life would’ve been less joyful without those four guys —Metropolis, Pharoah, Grind and Disappointment!

    xxx

    http://www.soundopinions.org/shownotes/2007/110207/shownotes.html and then watch 24hr Party People.

  35. avatar
    eek | 18 March 2008 at 9:16 am #

    it seems like youve just been through
    a load of black n white nothing
    it was all there
    but for me
    it failed to coalesce into a decent film

    I wonder if this is because what you need/want to know about Ian Curtis is already out there in his music.

    Granted you have a much much larger body of work, but I think most people have a better feel for you — at least a part of you — from your music, poetry, art, and these blogs, than they get from what anyone else says about you or what they could get from a movie. So I wonder if maybe the movie didn’t cut it for you because you already got so much from his music that the movie didn’t add any more insight into the person behind the music.

  36. avatar
    12str | 18 March 2008 at 9:27 am #

    saw you in Gothenburg back then.. remember thinking Nuclear Valdez was a cool name…but they really were booring..It was quite funny i remember Marty had just released “Rhyme” and i think he was living in Sweden round about this time… Anyway he had his own small fanclub of devotees just in front of him the whole concert through and they were chanting his name all the time..i thought he looked somehow embarrased over the attention.I´ll never forget “Pharaoh” the opening song that night.. MIGHTY!! a hell of a concert it was. Quite a good crowd aswell.
    U rock man!

    /Pat

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 9:54 am #

    yip controll was a pile of pants ian curtis was ugly talented but ugly the film was a bit prity the version of them in 24 hour party people sits right with what I would imagine them to be like anyway the church are way cooler
    😉

  38. avatar
    isolde | 18 March 2008 at 10:01 am #

    I was sitting in the traffic this morning listening to the Wombats song The Let’s Dance To Joy Division and I didnae know quite wot to make of it I must say

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 10:27 am #

    It’s bait to make the listboys identify themselves, I know – but Drive-In Saturday was 3rd on the vinyl, Steven, and you know it.

  40. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 18 March 2008 at 10:31 am #

    It’s a sorrowful time for you right now, SK & for this time, I wish you; courage, strength, acceptance, faith & peace of spirit.
    On a brighter note – How about bringing the Crunchies back to Melby – the beautiful Mornington Peninsula again perhaps? The Pt Nepean Music Festival (at the naturally wild end of the Peninsula has its festival on this weekend – maybe this time next year?)
    Take care, Love Heather

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 10:33 am #

    I cannot stand to listen to Interpol or Editors and fucking well will NOT – Curtis is dead and these cunts are just robbing the poor bastard’s grave. Fuck off !

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 11:09 am #

    who’s interpol?

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 11:31 am #

    aye mr kilbee,

    I agree with you re; Control but ya got it all wrong with New Order methinks. ‘Get Ready’ is an utter bag of ape shite, a band going through the motions at the best. I suggest an investigation into their 1983 release ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’… a timeless classic.

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 12:48 pm #

    I actually prefer New Order. Good on ya, NK.

  45. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 18 March 2008 at 1:18 pm #

    Steve, Gold Afternoon Fix was my introduction to The Church, and that album is FANTASTIC. So is Forget Yourself – my two favorite Church records!

    Now, personally I absolutely LOATHE New Order. And there’s no way in hell I’m ever gonna listen to Joy Division. It’s just about some of the most unattractive, depressing (as opposed to melancholic) music I’ve ever come across – original or not.
    Oh well – to each his own!

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    I lived in Manchester from 1978 to 1981 and there’s no chance whatsoever of the reality replacing the Joy Div myth now. But they really WERE 3 lary Manc lads into beer & football and fucking about like all the arseholes you want to avoid in town on a Saturday night. Curtis was something else, but when he was around the rest of em he tried to match em in that bozo behaviour so he’d fit in more. They did NOT sit reading Burroughs and Ballard before gigs – they were more likely to be found pissing in the sink and setting off fire extinguishers like 15 year-olds. None of which takes anything away from the music, of course – which remains wonderful. They didn’t sound anything like that live, though. Hmmmm. As for the lyrics, how a 23 yr-old from fuckin Macclesfield could write those, I still don’t know!

  47. avatar
    restaurant mark | 18 March 2008 at 1:34 pm #

    haven’t seen control yet…sure i will soon, big joy division fan…have my technics turntables set up in my studio and i listened to my copy of unknown pleasures a couple of weeks ago…had it since i was 15…not a scratch on it. so great on vinyl! i’ve always been mixed on new order…low life, i love…programmy stuff and all. power, corruption and lies is good too…other than that, really hit and miss…a lot of miss…lyrically…whew…give me another cliche why don’t ya? i like some interpol…some. have you heard the editors? that guy sounds even more like ian…even kind of looks like him onstage…but once again, i like some of it.
    anyway…

    take care everyone
    mark

    off topic, but speaking of movies…saw no country for old men last night…incredible movie, great dialogue. it’s terrible, dark, wouldn’t want your life to be like any one of those people…but good movie!

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    NO album with Metropolis on it can be abysmal! That was the song that got me into the Crunch!

  49. avatar
    CSTCoach | 18 March 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    Haven’t seen Control, but did see 24 Hour Party People. Will check it out. Love Joy Division, and did connect with some New Order, i think because i grew up in the 80’s, and it was the soundtrack to so many good high school memories. When things are interwoven like that, is it the music we like so much or the time and the memories, the way it takes us back there?

    GAF was a solid album, but you’re right, it was missing something that Starfish had, and P=A had in spades. There are so many great songs on there – Pharoah, Grind (one of the all time Choich greats – amazing lyrics, powerful guitars), pretty much all the tracks had something. I always liked Terra Nova Cain too – I always enjoy the wordplays and double meanings, and the too cool delivery of some of the lines is great. With such great songs, i don’t know why the whole album doesn’t coalesce and breathe life as a whole, but something about it doesn’t quite.

    I’m not a detractor with regard to GAF, and I still listen to it often. What i mean is, you definitely nailed some great work on it, but not to the extent of P=A or ULTC, if that makes sense.

  50. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 March 2008 at 2:24 pm #

    No great band has improved with age like The Church and guitar phenom EL Becko. The amazing “Uninvited Like The Clouds” has Sk gems “Unified Fields” “Song To Go” “Block” and “Easy”. Diorama was indeed Silverchair’s one great album. Heather Mills does warrant credit for driving MACCA insane and compelling him to finally make two great CDs “Chaos And Creation In The Backyard” and “Memory Almost Full”. Talented and Tortured artists make great records. Messr. Sk is very tortured but his mystifing spirituality keeps his musical luminosity intact.

  51. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 18 March 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    Brien C., I’ve noticed you’ve never mentioned the Isidore “album”…How do you feel about it? Just curious since – like me – you prefer SK’s post 1990releases.

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    Yeah, GAF IS missing something : it’s called Richard Ploog! Mind you, is it true that he’s not on Milky Way either? I also heard that The American Producers created Milky Way while you lot were off rehearsing something else!

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    Tell you what, Steve, the version of Dancing Barefoot that you played at that Manchester gig in May 1990 was the best you EVER played it. Gisele and Michele’s audience tape of rules!

  54. avatar
    davem | 18 March 2008 at 5:23 pm #

    Talking of GAF… have those effing royalties turned up yet sk?
    And at least with the GAF you fianlly played my home town of Birmingham. I still cross myself when I pass the hummingbird (now Carling Academy). Oh, and I love Isidore.

  55. avatar
    Finn | 18 March 2008 at 5:48 pm #

    re: New Order, I agree with another poster: I suggest an investigation into their 1983 release ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’… a timeless classic.

    re: GAF, not enough Ploog, poor production. But mostly good songs. Several ‘minor’ songs are real standouts: “City”, “Monday Morning”, “Laughing”, “Fading Away”. “Disappointment” is probably the highlight for me. So, I’d say it’s a mixed bag.

    re: Interpol? Yeah, they suck.

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2008 at 6:12 pm #

    sk,

    its kat. damn library. not so bad, but the sex offender types are here! lol lol
    no interpol? yeah they are alot of hype and sorta boring but i like a few songs off their last record.

    none of this matters compared to the church. i’ve had playing on & on through the bleak.

    luv to all fiends!
    xo

  57. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 March 2008 at 6:38 pm #

    Dear Thomas:

    I love “Isidore”, “Dabble” and “Acoustic and Intimate”. Isidore is remarkable and seemingly effortless. That’s the Kilbey=Lennon characteristic.

    Re: New Order. I loved their song “True Faith”.

  58. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 18 March 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    I love Isidore and Dabble, too.
    As well as Narcosis + More.
    And I’m also guite fascinated with the darkness and the “primitive” nature of Remindlessness.

    Guess we’ve really got something to look forward to what with the up-coming release of
    Painkiller.

    Peace and love from a fiend!

  59. avatar
    crack in smile | 18 March 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    Hi to all the people that are reading this…

    You got to love GAF.

    You got to love “Disappointment”, “Laughing” and “Transient” for EVER!
    They’re timeless.

    Vale!

  60. avatar
    athper | 18 March 2008 at 7:40 pm #

    every sunday, joy division would set out on their bicycles and drive into the countryside. there was always much laughter, sunbathing and healthy picnic. they loved nature, birdsong, and the occasional vera lynn tune. nice chaps, as far as i remember. hooky had that suspension tuning guide, and his bike was seriously lower. he rode his bike as if it was a tricycle, but, alas, he never did things the way others did.

  61. avatar
    steve kilbey | 18 March 2008 at 7:52 pm #

    saw 3 different guys wearing joy div t shirts yesterday

  62. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 18 March 2008 at 8:04 pm #

    i want my Gold Afternoon Fix write now, my future baby “terra nova jean”…
    Futuro Nev Daddio

  63. avatar
    davem | 18 March 2008 at 8:23 pm #

    Yeah? But you’ve never seen me wearing my 3 different Church t-shirts.

    Although I actually have 5.

  64. avatar
    CSTCoach | 19 March 2008 at 12:19 am #

    “Yeah? But you’ve never seen me wearing my 3 different Church t-shirts.”

    LOL – me too Dave. The only t-shirts i own are The Church and RMAX, plus a bit of sponsored gear.

    Gotta represent!

  65. avatar
    Sharka | 19 March 2008 at 4:28 am #

    Interpol went down a storm at Festival Hall here in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago.

    Not everybody’s cup of tea, but powerful nonetheless.

    As for Joy Division, there is a new documentary out, currently playing at the Nova in Melbourne. It has rare live footage of the band and is quite fascinating.

  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 March 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    Very eerie… I just finished watching the JD doco… not bad. And saw Control just recently. I prefer Control… I like the imagery and the telling of the story. Same story, just a different way to tell it. New Order did some wonderful songs… when they were good they were very, very good… the rest of the time they are quite ordinary. I have a whole new respect for JD. Interpol… why bother?
    *afterimage


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