Once the Joy Division frontman’s former home went up for sale earlier this year, fans began rallying to purchase the building and turn it into a museum. The campaign fell hugely short of its goal, raising only about 1 percent of its goal on Indiegogo; and some lovers of Joy Division, including former member Bernard Sumner, expressed concern that turning the site of Ian Curtis’s death into a museum would amount to creating a “monument to suicide,” regardless of the positive intent of its founders....more
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“Post-punk revivalists” Interpol have been likened to predecessors Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen, though the stamp of Jim Morrison and The Doors is also audible in their unapologetic, forceful brand of indie rock. Interpol released Turn On The Bright Lights in 2002, and the album gradually attracted a formidable audience and the approval of critics....more
In the wake of So This Is Permanence, a recently released archive of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’s notebooks, Jillian Mapes reflects on why artists’ scribblings mean so much to fans:
“It’s a human reaction to see handwritten things, as opposed to typewritten things, as being quite intimate,” Savage tells me.