Joy Division Central
Sign up Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 2 of 2      Prev   1   2
Jumofi

Avatar / Picture

Love Will Tear Us Apart
Registered:
Posts: 849
Reply with quote  #26 
Porfirio,

Joy Division covered The Passanger but there's no recording of this.

__________________
Hooky: “Oh god. When you get to our age, the hangovers are so massive, they last for about a week.”
porfirio

Avatar / Picture

Insight
Registered:
Posts: 330
Reply with quote  #27 

there is a short cover by New Order in some soundcheck... didnt know about a JD cover..

roxy90

Avatar / Picture

Inside the line
Registered:
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #28 
would like to hear from my fav J.D playing "A promise" Echo's song....

__________________
\\\\\\\\\\\\ JOY DIVISION /////////////
borntohang

Avatar / Picture

Inside the line
Registered:
Posts: 5
Reply with quote  #29 
Something by Sinatra. For example:
Stormy Night
When No One Cares
I'm a fool to want you
Good-Bye


__________________
It's creeping up slowly, that last fatal hour...
iceage1

Avatar / Picture

Inside the line
Registered:
Posts: 13
Reply with quote  #30 

 

Nick Drake - Fruit Tree

winteracademy

Candidate
Registered:
Posts: 301
Reply with quote  #31 

Gloomy Sunday !

junglesandcities

Inside the line
Registered:
Posts: 9
Reply with quote  #32 
Chronologically impossible, but I'd love to hear what JD would have made of Radiohead's Street Spirit or Gang of Four's Natural's Not In It (a song which I've always thought would be better if it were a little bleaker and more despondent and less irreverently energetic... and one that, as a Tory, I probably shouldn't enjoy anyway).
__________________
No words can explain, no actions determine.
Wallflower

Avatar / Picture

Wilderness
Registered:
Posts: 429
Reply with quote  #33 
I would've loved to hear JD cover any Doors song, but "The End" especially would be absolutely magnificent. Just imagine Ian singing that. Holy fucking shit! He would've been perfect! Same with "Light My Fire". 

Besides that, probably any song off the "White Light White Heat" by The Velvet Underground. They did "Sister Ray" at least three times (Band on the Wall, Plan K 1980, and Moonlight Club), and all three versions were insane. I can picture them doing a great "Here She Comes" or "I Heard Her Call My Name". "Venus in Furs" would've been another good one to hear them play, but I doubt they ever would've done it.

__________________
"I am a believer in Joy Division. Fuckin' hallelujah!" -Rob Gretton, Control
dmxi

Avatar / Picture

In a Lonely Place
Registered:
Posts: 2,983
Reply with quote  #34 
mad world - tears for fears
i know that there are good cover versions out there but mostly with a smooth instrumental touch.i assume the 'hookster' would've interlocked a noticeable bass-line giving 'alby' a more austere approach with guitar & synth. harmony.
the drumming would be more down tempo a la  'i remember nothing' with stephen filling the empty space with  an unexplainable , ghostlike rhythm .
i think everyone can imagine how  ian's baritone would carry the lyric's .but that's just  me dreaming


__________________
"has amnesia ever helped?"-"yes,when the past became a burden...too much to bare!"
dmxi

Avatar / Picture

In a Lonely Place
Registered:
Posts: 2,983
Reply with quote  #35 
hate 'em but love this song......just imagine a JD rendition:

__________________
"has amnesia ever helped?"-"yes,when the past became a burden...too much to bare!"
ravachol

Avatar / Picture

Candidate
Registered:
Posts: 303
Reply with quote  #36 
Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore.

I remember in 1981 when I was asked to describe "Atmosphere", I replied: it's a kind of cover version of "The Sun..." by the Walker Brothers. Esp. Ian's voice reminded me of Scott Walkers voice and the "Nahbesprechungseffekt" - meaning you get "too" close to the microphone while singing, which overamplifies the low frequencies of your voice in an unnatural way during certain moments of song. (See the danger, always DANGER)...

And btw. both The Talking Heads and Joy Division kind of covered Scott Walkers/Walker Brothers "The Electrician" - A song about the torture commited under the fascist Pinochet-regime the USA had installed in Chile on September 11, 1973.

Joy Division made it into "I Remember Nothing", the Talking Heads into "The Overload" (Remain in Light album 1981). The one tone open string E on the bass is characteristic and very unusual on these songs. And both Joy Division and the Talking Heads just kept the avantgarde-part of the Electrician and put aside the more mainstream part.
If you are listening to all three songs, you get an impression of what made Joy Division/Hannett so different. The way the drums and the bass are present in the mix. Compared to Joy Division even the later recorded Talking Heads sound like "cardboard"-drums.

While the Walker Brothers were a kind of "teeny-band" during the 60s, many understood quite early that Scott Walker was a very serious and ambitioned artist. His solo work is incredible. That after Joy Division released Atmosphere they were kind of related to the Walker Brothers is documented in one of the earlier bootlegs that was called "The Sun ain't gonna Shine Anymore"...
So please listen Ian and sing it.

Dirk



__________________
"The sound from broken homes,
We used to always meet here"
Donovan1

Inside the line
Registered:
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #37 
I.C. water-psycic tv  [wink]


__________________
Donovan Cooper
dmxi

Avatar / Picture

In a Lonely Place
Registered:
Posts: 2,983
Reply with quote  #38 
great song + video:

__________________
"has amnesia ever helped?"-"yes,when the past became a burden...too much to bare!"
dmxi

Avatar / Picture

In a Lonely Place
Registered:
Posts: 2,983
Reply with quote  #39 
speaking of 'psychic tv'....someone is selling their impressive collection (+ talking heads) :
http://www.ebay.de/sch/drugfree-borusse-mg/m.html?item=221342927432&pt=B%C3%BCcher_Unterhaltung_Music_CDs&hash=item3389110a48&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

__________________
"has amnesia ever helped?"-"yes,when the past became a burden...too much to bare!"
dmxi

Avatar / Picture

In a Lonely Place
Registered:
Posts: 2,983
Reply with quote  #40 
would've been the best support band for JD's US of EFFIN' A tour:

__________________
"has amnesia ever helped?"-"yes,when the past became a burden...too much to bare!"
Wallflower

Avatar / Picture

Wilderness
Registered:
Posts: 429
Reply with quote  #41 
TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THE WIPERS, dmxi!
__________________
"I am a believer in Joy Division. Fuckin' hallelujah!" -Rob Gretton, Control
ElizabethBracy

The Kill
Registered:
Posts: 62
Reply with quote  #42 
None. It doesn't get any better than original Joy Division with Ian's poetry. I'll take that any day over a cover song.
__________________
I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand...
imkc1

Insight
Registered:
Posts: 344
Reply with quote  #43 
Well I'd have paid good money to see JD cover "Whole Lotta Love" :-D

Other potential covers:
"Major Tom"
"Substitute"
and for something completely off the wall "Mellow Yellow" ( thats right slick lol)

But I think "The End" would have been their best-ever , all-time , ultimate cover of all covers.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.