Monday, August 31, 2015
There Is No Joy Division In Muddville
I somehow managed to go my entire life without hearing a note from Joy Division other than the hit "Love Will Tear Us Apart," which I can just about take. But I acquired a collection this weekend that included among other things, three Joy Division records. I decided to listen to "Unknown Pleasures," to see what the fuss was all about.
It is a rare moment when I actually say out loud to no one, "This is horrible!"
Rather than spew my reasons, because that's really not what this is about, I was more curious about any of you having the same experience of somehow avoiding an artist almost completely and then finally giving in, only to be shocked by what you heard.
I guess it could go either way, but I'd rather the disappointments.
For the record, I did not expect to hear Rickenbacker 12-strings and three part harmonies. I sorta knew what I was in for. Sorta. I just didn't think it would be so painful.