|With The Passage and
Fireplace. Admission 75p.
Joy Division headlined an Amnesty International
benefit concert with two Manchester bands as
"Joy Division now sketch withering grey abstractions
of industrial malaise.
Unfortunately, as anyone who has lived in a
low-rent squalor of a Northern Industrial city would
know, their vision is deadly accurate.
... Song titles are and lyrics are suitably brief
... Musically Joy Division is more punishing than
any Heavy Metal band...when Joy Division left the
stage I felt emotionally drained. They are, without
any exaggeration, an Important Band." - Ian Wood
NME, 26 May 1979
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