"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face" - Victor Hugo
Loved this band.10 yrs. later a band called Joy Divison appear same clothes just cut off the hair, same atmospherics, and sound for the most part. The beginnings of punk with The V Underground and the beginnings of what become Indie music with Joy D. So it goes each generation building on what came before until something totally new appears.
When I listen to this song I hear so many bands emulating them years later. This band was essential to American and British rock. In my mind, this song still sounds fresh and now, even though the actual recording is not like the pristine digital sound we have in 2017 that we are getting so adjusted to.
I agree, I remember hearing this song back then and being totally mystified at where it came from it was so darkly different than anything that had come before. It was 40 yrs ahead of its time an oddity.
Incidentally, the Joy Division tune is a top 10 all time favorite of ours.
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