Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Joy Division - Live in Amsterdam 1980


Joy Division at their darkest, heaviest, and most memorable. The sound quality, the performance, the track list, and the fact that the band were just "on" the entire time, puts this bootleg head and shoulders above all others i've heard. Intense stuff, and possibly the only live album i listen to more than the band's studio albums. 17 perfectly executed classics from one of the greatest bands ever. Enjoy.

Joy Division Live in Amsterdam 1980

20 comments:

  1. Good choice, Vin. Joy Division stands head and shoulders above the rest of the post-punk movement bands. The genius of Ian Curtis, as well as his inner demons are quite obviously evident in this particular performance.

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  2. Thanks. I have more Joy Division bootlegs than i know what to do with. At one point i was obsessed with collecting this stuff. This set stands as the definitive live set for me. I'd say this is even a good starting point for getting into Joy Division for the first time.

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  3. Chalk up another one! This really captures them in a altogether memorable way. Thanks>Juggs

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  4. Finally got a chance to listen to this one all the way through and am just amazed. Took me back to college in the 80's listening to these guys. Thank you so much.

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  5. Excellent material. Thanks very much!

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  6. always a good choice.

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  7. always grateful

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  8. Excellent! Thanks, Vin.

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  9. Many thanks. Everyone needs this.

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  10. Thanks a ton... it's never a bad thing to have more JD in your collection.

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  11. Excellent recording, nice one!

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