The mysterious Joy Division Band On The Wall tape
There is one tape which has had Joy Division fans mystified for decades. The Band On The Wall tape has been circulating since the early 1980s.
01. Walked In Line
02. She's Lost Control
04. New Dawn Fades
05. Day Of The Lords
08. The Only Mistake
09. I Remember Nothing
10. Sister Ray.
Appx. duration: 45 mins. Sound quality 5/9
The sound quality of this live recording is horrible.
One track appears on the following bootleg:
House Of Dolls LP I Remember Nothing
It's always attributed to the Band On The Wall and given one of the following dates:
- Band On The Wall sometime in October 1978
- Band On The Wall 13th March 1979
- Band On The Wall sometime in June 1979
- Manchester, Lesser Free Trade Hall 3 July 1979 (tape traders wrongly had the venue as Band On The Wall)
We think the correct one is Band On The Wall, 13th March 1979. The venue matches and we have confirmation that they played that night. Ian's "first time in Burnley" comment before New Dawn fades could be taken as a sarcastic joke about a venue they've started to outgrow.
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