19 July 2009
187. Classic clip of the week (W/e 7.19.09): Joy Division- Shadowplay
On what would have been Ian Curtis' 53rd birthday July 15th, this week's classic clip is "Shadowplay" from England's own Joy Division. Feeling pressure of his musical obligation and family life, which was scarred after an alleged affair with a journalist, Ian took his own life by hanging himself at the tender age of 23.
This record I first heard from The Killers on their B-side offering "Sawdust". One day I found myself exploring my musical curiosity as I usually do, I came across the original and it was pure raw energy. Ian Curtis, like Morrissey after him both pack this high arching, powerful and distinct voice in their respective arsenals that immediately reels you in and doesn't let go.