13/09/2020: “Day Of The Lords” by Joy Division

Joy Division are generally acknowledged to be years ahead of their time. As with many of the transitional bands of the late 70s and early 80s, they often get lumped with the amorphous ‘post-punk’ label.

But, in fairness, I’m not sure what else you could call this.

It’s dark. Moody. Slightly unnerving. More than a little sludgy?

If getting stuck in a bog late at night had a soundtrack, it could conceivably sound like this.

I love it!

The thunderous bass, the satanic vocals, the off key guitars, the manic drums: this song is fantastic!

You can find the track on their 1979 debut effort, the iconic Unknown Pleasures.