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johnniek

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I saw Joy Division live three times: [1] the legendary gig at the YMCA [with Echo & the bunnymen and the Teardrop Explodes]; [2] the Lyceum; and [3] the last night at the moonlight club in West Hampstead [all in london]. They blew me away each time. I'd like to hear from other people who saw them live.
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I saw them At the first Sci-Fi festival in Leeds which was an amazing experince for me and also at the 1st night of the Moonlight Club. I'm clapping on Sister Ray off Still
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Hi, I'm new here. I'm a bit scared of forums!
I saw the band twice. First supporting Buzzcocks at the Birmingham Odeon, 24/10/79. The sound was good and the performance quite clean. Ian seemed to be suffering a bit, though and towards the end of the set, turned to stage-left and slowly stumbled off, being met halfway by some bloke who took him by the forearms and helped him off. Buzzcocks were trying too hard to cover up the tedium of being on stage together. A robotic, tired performance. Steve Diggle was a laugh, though.
Saw JD the second time at Malvern Winter Gardens 05/04/80. This gig is listed everywhere as being "supported by Section25", but actually, there were two support acts. The opening act was "The Primal Screamers", consisting I think , of three women and two blokes. I haven't managed to find out anything about this band, but I should imagine they were quite local to the area. Section 25 were OK, though the pounding bass did seem to drown everything else out. I remember the bassist was playing what looked like a home-made guitar. The body of it was pitted and had dayglo stripes across it. The main band were introduced by some bloke with short dark hair, as "Shakin' Steve Morris & the JDs" and they all strolled on with big grins on their faces. The first number was "Heart and Soul", performed (as was most of the set) in a dim, deep blue light. When Ian went into his "dance" during "She's lost control", Bernard and Hooky glanced across at each other and broke into laughter. I didn't understand this at the time and thought they were taking the piss, but in hindsight , it's more likely that it was nevous laughter/relief after what had happened on stage (Ian's fit) the previous night, which I only read about many years later. It was a good performance and there was certainly no indication in Ian's mood that he would attempt to take his own life the following day (Sunday 6th).

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they were probably laughing coz they had this lead singer stood next to them, who was going to dance like a lunatic for the next hour, to the music they played !
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Heart And Soul was 4th on the set at Malvern, not the opener. It was Disorder, Wilderness and 24 Hours before that!

 

Never knew about the introduction though, didn't get there until about a minute into Disorder and for some reason spent the next year or so until I got a tape convinced that we had missed Dead Souls, as we'd been told they always opened with it (based I think on my mate having seen them twice, twice when they did open with it).

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You may be right, mate. It was a long time ago, and I don't possess a recording. The reason I thought it was "Heart and Soul" was that I have a lingering memory of the prolonged drum intro, before the bass came in. Quite different from the "softened" synth-lead rendering that ended up on the album. I may not be popular in saying that, in my opinion, the production on "Closer" is not Martin's best work.
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Ah, yes.....just bin to the "Concerts" section. You're right! Incidentally, I'd be happy to pay for a recording of this gig, if it's reasonable quality.

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Hi Phill,

Nice to know that even after all these years we agree about Hannets work!

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Hi C,
Yes mate, nothing's changed. I've just got less hair now! ......I take it your's is just a bit greyer!
Did you not get my PM?

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