Life Before Death LP
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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").
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
"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
came in a plastic wallet and you had to sign
the back when you went in
Thanks to Steve Benham for the scan