4th October 1979: City Hall, Newcastle
On tour with Buzzcocks
Thanks to Mike for
04. Day Of The Lords
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"
Buzzcocks / Joy
Division Autumn Tour 1979 Gig Schedule
Image from Peter hook's 2019 Omega Auctions auction