Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Curtis 25 years on

Much ink spilled in recent weeks over Ian Curtis and the 25th anniversary of his death today. Radio 6 is fair clearing its schedules. Hard to know how to feel about the 'commemorations', but this remains a potent track.

5 comments:

Neil said...

Is my timing that flawed?

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Never. But the line continues to consider "our respect run so dry?" Blooming GG's party gets everywhere...

David Duff said...

Who was Ian Curtis? And, no, it's not a wind up, I've never heard of him, and I am insatiably curious.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

The links may give some clues. Ian Curtis was the lead singer of Joy Division, writer and singer of the track "Love will tear us apart" that was massacred by Paul Young.

David Duff said...

Oh, I knew I shouldn't have asked!

And I've decided not to enquire as to who Paul Young is, or was.

And I am ruthlessly crushing any thought of asking whether his massacre of the song was, in the words of Sellars and Yeatman, A Good Thing, or A Bad Thing.