Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Love Will Tear Us Apart: 30th Anniversary of Ian Curtis' Death

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. Curtis hung himself and by doing so, cut short what many believe could have been a very promising career in music. Joy Division's music lives on though and the influence of their two studio albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer, along with countless compilations can still be heard today in the music of a variety of bands from different genres (Nine Inch Nails and Interpol both come to mind).

I'd also recommend checking out the Joy Division biopic "Control" if you are a fan and haven't seen it yet. You can see the trailer here.

"Love Will Tear Us Apart"

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