Joy Division

Spoek Mathambo is an incredibly talented musician from Soweto South Africa and in 2010 he produced a “darkwave township house” cover of Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control Again. It is a blistering track…

Last night I discovered a documentary about the band Joy Division. In a recent post about the post-punk chronicle Totally Wired, I mentioned the films 24-Hour Party People and Control. Both movies cover the rise and fall of Joy Division and their troubled leader Ian Curtis. While both films have their virtues, it seems the strange tale of Joy Division is best met head on, and this exhaustive doc does the trick.

(Joy Division cover the Velvet Underground’s “Sister Ray”.)