Life Before Death LP
Soul of Heart CD
Desperation Takes Hold CD
House Of Prayer 2LP
Joy Division appeared on the opening day of John Keenan's "The World's First Science Fiction Music Festival"
(better known as "Futurama" or in 1979 "Futurama '79").
Kevin Cummins sent us this badge scan saying " I assume they were for sale
but the promoter - John Keenan - gave it to me to enable me to pin my press pass on my jacket..."
|They played 13th among 17 bands, including Cabaret Voltaire, Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark, Public Image Limited
and A Certain Ratio.
"Unquestionably, the real stars of the night were Joy Division." Andy Gill (NME)
"They came on late in the evening and used no complex light shows, just some white lights placed low on
the floor right at the back of the stage itself. They used a lot of dry ice and came out of the ice with the lights
casting their shadows from behind them in a Gothic manor, it was like one of those old Universal Gothic movies.
A cheer went up from the crowd. 'Unknown Pleasures' had been a huge underground hit. Even those who had not heard
the album were in anticipation.
Ian Curtis did his 'dead fly' dance. I cannot remember much else because I enjoyed myself too much to take notes,
and besides the bar was open all night and I had had a lot to drink.
John Lydon's 'Public Image' were top of the bill. They arsed about, made a cup of tea onstage and then Lydon turned
his back on us and I seem to remember hid behind an amp". Graham J - gig goer
Tickets came in a plastic wallet and you had to sign the back when you went
Thanks to Steve Benham for the scan