On the journey home I saw the film 'Control' the story of Ian Curtis and Joy Division. For me the film was OK. Sam Riley as Ian Curtis was outstanding and as I was lucky enough to see Joy Division it was like watching Curtis on stage again. Listening to the soundtrack I had forgotten how brilliant Joy Division were and was inspired to make this posting of their second single, Transmission.
This track was not on their classic debut album 'Unknown Pleasure' and you would have had to buy the 'Substance 1977-1980 album' to get this. The b-side 'Novelty' was harder to track down as the only release I was aware of was on an album by Joy Divisions previous name 'Warsaw' (and even this is a different version) but now you can get both of them on the remastered version of 'Unknown Pleasures' (see link below)
A little etching trivia on both sides, on the a-side "and how I'll never know" and on the b-side "Just why or understand".
So if you haven't heard this before (you must have done, but just in case), then you are in for a treat. My personal Joy Division favourite is 'She's Lost Control', leave a comment and tell ASFM which is yours.
Band: Joy Division
Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:
If you like this, then you must buy this:
and if you want an early taste of where Joy Division came from then buy this (a little raw but I still recommend it).