They Were Collaborators #431


Joy Division

3 comments:

erik hogstrom said...

I wonder how much of their music can be attributed to their surroundings.

Tom Sutpen said...

I'd say whatever you can't attribute to Ian Curtis's demons you can safely attribute to their surroundings (from what I've read, Manchester was particularly dreary in those days)

Richard Gibson said...

There is a very funny line in the film 'Control' where the character Annik asks, rather enthuses; "Tell me about Macclesfield", almost everyone in the audience burst out laughing at this point. From what I have seen of the place it's just rather non-descript and a lot more small satellite town than the once mighty Industrial, urban and inner-city Manchester itself.