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imkc1

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I'm adding "24 Hours" at Paradiso to my list. That version is so raw, so to the core..... it just breaks my heart. Actually the whole gig does.
imkc1

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Adding "Exercise One" at the Nashville Room.

I think I've gone way over the original list limit and what's else, the more gigs I listen to the more I think the ideal time limit for any JD gig would be 20ish minutes. Those four guys could do so much powerful meaningful moving music in 20 minutes than most groups could in an hour and a half, so why do a JD gig have to be 45 minutes to an hour just because that was the way a gig usually was? Quality, not quantity-think that sums up JD pretty well :-)
PhilC

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20 minute gigs? The Jesus and Mary Chain came out with those in the mid 80s (and gave the same reasons) and look what happened there...
imkc1

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What did happen there? I have no idea.
PhilC

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The paying audiences were not best pleased and violence ensued...
imkc1

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Mmmm. Well. As best I can , cough cough, I clearly recall paying $25 for upper tier seats to FINALLY see my beloved Led Zeppelin wank about for well over two hours and yes, if I hadn't been so mellowed out I would have felt rather violent about wasting what was a good sum   of money back in the day.

But I mean, people weren't paying but what? a dollar or so? to see JD plus another band or two, or three or four? And they were bitching about short sets??! I'd have happily paid JD a dollar to hear ....hell, even one song! That's only 25 cents each, well less pr/venue fee/travel expenses/etc.

It's all relative I suppose....
PhilC

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But you'd only be happy because you've got the benefit of hindsight in knowing how limited Joy Division's lifespan was...you only have to see the reaction of the crowd at Bury to know what would have happened had Joy Division turned up and played a couple of songs and then buggered off...

Having been in the crowd for the Mary Chain's twenty minute sets at North London Poly and the Electric Ballroom, I can understand how they felt.
imkc1

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No its got nothing to do with JD short career. Nothing to do with hindsight. Everything to do with just that I know had I been so fortunate to have *ever* seen them-even way back at The Rock Garden in Middlesbrough-I would have made it my mission in life to *always* go see them. The music, the lyrics, Stephen's awesome drumming, Ian's dance--it all meshes with my very being. I'm in the "its like going to church" group of fans. I'm a true believer. :-)

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