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Looking through Yahoo Answers I discovered that:

 

Jane Horrocks chose Joy Division 's Transmission as one of her Desert Island Discs

 

This messageboard is littered with references to famouse peopl who likes Joy Division but I don't think we've ever had a thread to try and draw it all together. So here it is

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I think Bono's a pretty big fan- somewhere he said Ian's singing was "holy." But don't quote me on that.

 

EDIT: Wikipedia claims that Hideo Kojima is a fan, naming elements of the Metal Gear Solid series after the band

 

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, James O'Barr, author of the Crow, the artist Kelly D. Williams.

 

Also bear in mind that Closer is George Michael's favourite album.


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I know radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine is a big fan:-

'He wrote to Metro Radio in Newcastle and was given a 2am to 5am weekly slot to play his adored Smiths, Joy Division and Elvis Costello albums.'

 

I hear JK Rowling is also a big fan.
 


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Jason Donovan (One time heartthrob singer/ actor)

 

Pat Nevin (Ex Everton,and scottish international footballer)


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Isn't the Scottish author Ian Rankin a J.D. fan? Think I read that somewhere..

Back with the musicians, some obvious ones: Billy Corgan, Moby.. Also Mark Eitzel (of American Music Club)..

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I remember him choosing a track in his top ten in Flexipop, I think he chose Ceremony too.


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Bernard Butler (Suede) and Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy)
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I know Robert Smith of the Cure has spoken highly of the band before, even using them as a comparison to the Cure in the late 70's. I don't know if that counts him as a fan, however.
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Alan Sparhawk from Low says they were hugely important to him.

I understand that New order are fans, too...

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Isn't the Scottish author Ian Rankin a J.D. fan? Think I read that somewhere.. 

 

Indeed. He selected "Atmosphere" as one of his Desert Island Discs tracks a few months back, and even named one of his books "Dead Souls". Great writer, if you haven't read any of his Rebus books, you need to do so!

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Ian Rankin has a wee quiz page on his site, check out 'The Music', question 6,

 

http://www.ianrankin.net/pages/books/index.asp?PageID=86

 

answers on a post card (or stuck down envelope)

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I believe that Patrick Marber named his play Closer after the JD album. I was pleased to hear Transmission on desert island discs a few months ago. Never usually up that early on a sunday, but glad to be woken by the  d ddddddddddddd dd opening of that marvelous track chosen by Jane Horricks. And apparently the new host, Kirsty Young is a fan of JD and the jesus and mary chain
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Great thread. I never knew George Michael had taste.
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JAMES O'BARR author of 'THE CROW'...
the main character eric is modeled on IAN CURTIS & pete murphy. two other characters are officer ALBRECHT & capt HOOK. also the book contains lines/extracts from J.D. songs in the story.

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Trent Reznor likes them a whole bunch.

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in a french interview Robert Smith said approximately :

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 "les maitres!" they never recorded a bad song, not as new order... they were to be subject to the good influence of Ian curtis.
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Cocteau Twins, specifically Robin Guthrie, named JD as an influence.
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The exact location of this quote is:

 

New Order Story DVD -  2005 London Records (Original VHS 1993) - Rhino DVD.

 

DVD Track 2: 2 mins and 36 seconds into the Transmission video - and yes the quote is by Bono.

 

 

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I think Bono's a pretty big fan- somewhere he said Ian's singing was "holy." But don't quote me on that.

 

EDIT: Wikipedia claims that Hideo Kojima is a fan, naming elements of the Metal Gear Solid series after the band

 

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, James O'Barr, author of the Crow, the artist Kelly D. Williams.

 

Also bear in mind that Closer is George Michael's favourite album.


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Didn't Flea of the RHCP have the words Joy Division scrawled on his bass? Amazing that someone who performs such inane music should have such impeccable taste.
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Hey, the Chili Peppers rock. Flea is one great bass player.

Don't limit yourself to one genre only

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Yea, I second that Komrad. Flee has style and more importantly balls from what I can see.
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Billie Corgan
Trent Reznor
Michael Hutchinson
John Lydon
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Billy Corgan
Trent Reznor
Michael Hutchinson
John Lydon

there is a video somewhere
of RHCP covering joy division
will see if i can find it
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wouldn't ever have imagined John Lydon being a fan. Very interesting indeed


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