How do you feel listening to Ian Curtis?
I adore what he did but have to admit it is not music you just turn on to enjoy cause that is some serious stuff and a bit larger than life itself and absolutely consumes you completely.
Yes, Joy Division's music brings me down to my knees each time I listen to it. The powerful, dark lyrics are the perfect match to Ian's baritone. Because English is not my mother tongue, I select my music upon the melody, not the lyrics. They are secondary to me. The melody needs to evoke something in me. With Joy Division it was love at first hearing. The bass guitar plays a unique part; in a sense it becomes the leading instrument. After I fall in love with the sound, then I go into exploring the lyrics. Theirs are tormenting, agonizing and beautiful. There has not been any other band that could evoke the same kind of emotions in me. The Cure come pretty close though. I am forever saddened by the tragic end of Joy Division.