Joy Division

4th October 1979: City Hall, Newcastle
On tour with the Buzzcocks

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Thanks to Mike for the scan.
Songs performed:
01. Disorder
02. Shadowplay
03. Colony
04. Day Of The Lords
05. Glass
06. Transmission
07. She's Lost Control
08. Atrocity Exhibition.

Appx. duration: 35 mins. Sound quality: 7-/9
This tape has poor sound quality.


Peter Smith remembers the gig: "I had seen Joy Division once before at an early gig in Newcastle Guildhall in 1977, when they were known as Warsaw. Their music had developed a lot from the basic punk thrash that I saw at the Guildhall and had become a dark, gothic, rhythmic, noise. The musicality of the songs impressed me and set them apart from their punk and new wave contemporaries. But most of all, I was transfixed by Ian Curtis, his blank expression, glaring eyes and crazy, manic epileptic dancing. It was clear that there was something awkward, different yet brilliant about the guy, which came through in his dark lyrics which painted dark images of alienation, his monotonic, snarling vocals and his manic, crazed dancing. The performance was intense, scary, compelling, and unnerving"

 
Image courtesy Omega Auctions. From Peter Hook's collection which he auctioned off in March 2019.