Archive | Mar 16, 2017

Certain Songs #820: Joy Division – “Disorder”

Album: Unknown Pleasures
Year: 1979

Side one, track one of Joy Division’s landmark debut — featuring a cover that might even be more iconic than the music — is one of those “hey world, check out this whole new thing!” career-openers that very rarely come around.

I guess that it isn’t a pure career opener — there had been an EP — but, spiritually, “Disorder” is the song that kicked off what turned out to be long, extraordinary careers for nearly everybody involved.