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dmxi

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i do not want to live in a world where ' walked in line' beats 'i remember nothing'...so, fare well cruel world!see you on the other side!but before i part i'll leave behind my vote for 'auto-suggestion'(sniff,smirk & LOL!)!
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Autosuggestion has steadily grown on me over the years to the point where it's up there with their best tracks. The Eindhoven version in particular, aided and abetted by the visuals, I think is one of their finest moments.

The Kill on the other hand is one of the few JD tracks that I would not lose any sleep over if I never heard it again. It sounds like chicken in a basket Johnny Cash.
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Autosuggestion for sure. Agree that the Eindhoven version is cracking.
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Autosuggestion, especially live. No motivational coach could match the intensity of Ian screaming "I BET YOU NEVER EVEN TRIED!" Need a kick in the rear, you got one there lol

I can't quite figure out "The Kill." What it's about, the meaning, the intent. Was it just a throwaway song. Is it because I'm not British. A real puzzler for me....

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Didn't get in on time but my vote would have gone to I Remember Nothing. Some fine lyrical imagery in Walked In Line but simply prefer the emotional resonance of I Remember Nothing-sucks you right in and squeeeeezes you tight. Walked In Line is more cerebral.
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I'm closing the vote for this battle, it's a bit of a ladslide, Autosuggetion wins 12-1

For the next battle you have until Tuesday the 2nd May, the 2 songs are.....



GLASS - Don't you wish you do it again

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LEADERS OF MEN - Born out of your frustration


I vote for Glass
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Leaders of Men. Better music, better lyrics.
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Man this is hard, I think I'm going to go with Glass only because I think it lead to the stuff I really love by them.
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Missed the last vote but I would have gone Autosuggestion - esp. Eindhoven

For this I'd go Leaders Of Men - esp. the Nashville Rooms version

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That's a hard one...probably Leaders of Men. I've listened to it a lot - much more memorable song for me. WAY better lyrics, too.
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Leaders of Men
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Trickiest yet. Two very unnerving songs with monster basslines. 'Leaders Of Men' is such a loud, aggressive record and, like most of JD's output, paradoxically of and beyond its time. 'Glass', alongside 'Interzone', is probably the final death-twitch of JD's 'true punk' approach before they headed into more mellow (but no less confrontational) fields. I'd never heard anything quite like it at the time; it was damnably hard to get across onstage (I think) and the Genetic version is a total dog. So old Martin has to take a good deal of credit for the violence of 'Glass' as it appeared on FAC 2. Yeah, after all that waffle I'll go for 'Glass'.
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glass is class!
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Glass.

I see the Factory sample as their first genuine moment of class and a huge leap past AIFL and the RCA recordings. Leaders of Men is a bit gauche, and somewhat derivative of Bowie's Queen Bitch, though they did it better live later on.  
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Glass.
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Close, but I'll go for 'Leaders of Men'.
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Results are in for this close battle.     GLASS 6    LEADERS OF MEN 7

The final first round battle will be between.......



WILDERNESS - They had tears in their eyes

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ICE AGE - Into the cold, no smile on your lips


I vote for Ice Age

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(Missed the last vote, which would definatly of been given to 'Leaders of Men')

This is the easiest vote for me so far by a preverbial mile....

'Wilderness' for me stands out as one of the most powerful songs Joy Division delivered.  For myself, this track is on a par with 'Transmission'.  Powerful, energetic and mesmerising, this song epitomises Jod Division for me........."I saw all knowledge destroyed...." what a fantastic lyric.

'Wilderness' would of had my vote against 90% of Joy Division tracks, but pitted against 'ice Age', which for myself is one of their weaker songs, there is no contest.

As an aside, 'Wilderness' live at The Factory on 13-July-1979 is simpy blistering.....
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Yep, 'Wilderness'. As Elisium says, an incredibly powerful - and frightening - number, both live and on record. Grossly underrated too; I've never understood why JD didn't use it for a TV appearance - far superior to 'She's Lost Control' I reckon. I've said this already: honestly believe this group had no idea how bleeding brilliant they were.

'Ice Age' is another of those that comes across well onstage (I especially love that ramshackle version from the High Wycombe soundcheck) but didn't really travel elsewhere...JD always seemed to approach it somewhat half-heartedly in the studio; of the three takes we know about only the RCA version cuts the mustard, and then only just. Shame, cos it is a damn fine song.

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Wilderness.

The new age, post-punk JD usually outmatches their punkier side, for me. Ice Age is a great song, one that I loved more when I first got into the band, especially that Still version (I think I prefer its quicker pitch to the pitch-corrected version; same with Dead Souls and Colony) but they didn't play it live enough and it has a very simple composition. Wilderness has quite polarizing live performances (I prefer them to the studio version, though, because Hannett mixed it just a bit too soft for my taste), but the bassline and lyrics always shine through. You go on a fucking journey through time, through sacrilege, through many different lands when you hear that song. The Lyceum version, no matter what recording you got, is tops blooby.

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