What a dark, gloomy, depressing band. But I love em! I always liked listening to Joy Division whilst skateboarding through the night, speeding through the dark, brick back alleys of my home town. Even though I lived nowhere near England and in a place that gets 300 days of sunshine a year - I was able to find an appropriate setting to truly lets this music come alive. Oh yeah, fog helps a lot too.
This band. Oh this band...hands down one of the most influential groups from the 1970s. Single-handily invented Goth, pushed electronica into the 1980s while the whole time being a silly lil punk band from Manchester. And like most good punk it took years, (well decades) for people to realize how amazing they were. Now several movies have been made about this group and their influence (see 24 Hour Party People, Control, and would even say Trainspotting just because they use Joy Division in the soundtrack).
The lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide at a young age. Apparently he has severe epilepsy and would collapse on stage quite often. The band eventually morphed into New Order and somehow spawned the Manchester rave scene of the 1980s.