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what song would you've liked to hear a cover version from JD (ian's passing left out!)?mine would've been ' a forrest' by the cure & for kick's 'slave to the rhythm' by grace jones...............just for her rendition of  ' she's lost control ' as an answer track! would love some thought's...........................cheers for any response .

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strange days by the Doors

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a few other track's would've been nick cave's' mercy seat 'or 'vienna' from ultravox......if you get my drift.

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  At the end of Sister Ray from the Moonlight Club,Ian says...
 "You should here our version of Louis Louis......Wow "

  Louis Louis it is then.

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I could see Ian doing Walker Brothers song ...... "My Ship Is Coming In" !

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i was thinking 'foggy notion' by the velvet underground, but it seems ian already used the 'do it again' bit on 'glass'...

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a forrest' by the cure


I 2nd that!  I feel there would be a lot of early Cure material that JD would of done a fantastic job with.

"The End" by The Doors.

Can you imagine IC singing that song! 

"Trapped in a Roman wilderness of pain, and all the children are insane"

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Another vote for the Walker Brothers. But "My Ship is coming in" is already a cover version and I have to admit, in this case - although I'm a huge Walker Brothers fan - I prefer the original.


So my vote goes for "The Sun ain't gonna shine anymore". Atmosphere was often compared to "The Sun...".

But wouldn't this be the second coverversion of a Walker Brothers' song by Joy Division?
I think "I Remember Nothing" is at least inspired by "The Electrician" from The Walker Brothers' Nite Flites Album.

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All Tomorrow's Parties by The Velvet Underground, top song with Nico on vocals!


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They should have covered Keith Hudson's "Turn The Heater On" - at least Ian may have got the words right!

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I would have loved a version of Kraftwerk's "Hall Of Mirrors" in the style of Side 2 of Closer. Siouxsie did an OK version on "Through The Looking Glass" but I think JD would have really done it justice and made it their own.
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just had a listen to me ole  'massive attack - angel'  12" & that somehow could've been 'IRN- part two'  ,the ambivalent sequel .ian's deep & sonor voice would take this perfect song to another level (IMO)!thanks for the  'walker brother's ' response,never knew of that certain similarity.

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Thank you, dmxi. I could propose a kind of cover version of IRN by The Talking Heads on their "Remain in Light" album from 1981. It's called "The Overload". If I wouldn't know that David Byrne in an interview in the german magazine "Sounds" told the interviewer that Joy Division among others have influenced the album a lot, I would have guessed that both songs (IRN and The Overload) are inspired by The Electrician.
When I was young, I kind of loved cover-versions. And I always expected cover-versions to have the quality of - say - Scott Walker covering Jacques Brel, or The Stranglers doing a cover of The Doors etc.
Coverversions and Remixes, esp. of Joy Division are so stupid, uninspired and boring that I surrendered. Or is it just me getting old...
No matter how "inspired" by Scott Walker IRN might be or The Overload by IRN. These artists have turned their inspirations into something that is completely genuin.
Pete Hook should listen to what David Byrne has done and what Ian Curtis has done and what HE has done, covering JD.

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Forgive me for hijacking this thread, but I just want to praise Martin Hannett on this occasion.
Listen to the bass and even more the drum sound on "The Electrician". This is pre-Martin Hannett. Then listen to the bass and the drum sound on "Remain in Light" - and I suppose the Talking Heads had a much higher production-budget in 1981 than Joy Division in 1979.
I have the original vinyl records, but I guess it's still audible in the so-called remastered versions available on cd.
It's not just a bit different, it's a different sound. Some of the disco-stuff - at least by the time Remain In Light was recorded - already had real bass and drums, but even producers like Brain Eno, who produced RIL, IIRC, didn't get it back then.

BTW I know that a lot of the older Joy Division fans like me kind of dislike the Talking Heads. I hated them between 1982 and 2000. Then I made peace with them. And I still think Remain In Light is one of the best albums of the post punk era.


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The Big Hurt - Scott Walker
People are Strange - The Doors
Sweet Jane - Velevt Underground
Rescue - Echo and The Bunnymen
Villiers Terrace - Echo & The Bunnymen
 Berlin - Lou Reed

i'd love to hear any on  these would suit ians voice to a tee

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Brotherhood of Man -'Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree' ..... as long as Barney and Hooky did the proper dance 'routine'
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My Death - Jacques Brel
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Big Star - Holocaust.


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None, they had loads of great tracks of their own.
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I would've loved to hear them fuck around with Black Sabbath's Electric Funeral or Lord of This World.
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No Fun - The Stooges

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Heart of Glass or a post JD song, Like a Prayer.

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ring of fire - johnny cash........as a tribute.

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Iggy Pop's passenger

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I Wanna Be Your Dog, it already has a slightly Joy Division vibe to it, but I think Ian could have done the aggressive vocal parts so well.
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