Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages

Joy Division: Band on the Wall, Manchester

Mick Middles, Sounds, 16 September 1978

IT WAS during the unforgettable summer of '77 that I had my first encounter with Joy Division (then named Warsaw). Through a steamy Electric Circus Sunday night haze I watched the entire set under the impression that they were The Perfects. I remember thinking how limited the band's music was, even in comparison with the rest of the scene.

Total word count of piece: 336


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: