Sunday, February 10, 2008

Let's Dance To Joy Division.

Pete Doherty channels his ugly,dirty,grimey Brit twang of tune into something beautiful for once.  Coke and Kate Moss addict he stands to be one of the few living great rock stars, encapsulating every bit of young fun drug frenzied London into the filthiest prettiest ballad that seems as if it had been written by a dead man, but he seems to be only one who's still living.

The others of the best have died off.  Ian Curtis.  He wrote his last song for Joy Division just before his death and never got the chance to play it.  New Order took "Ceremony" and did it justice and remains to be the happiest, ironically, piece Curtis ever put to pen, but fittingly, died before he could present it.  Airy nostalgic colliding guitar lines coalesce with a perfectly 80's tap&beat that floats over Ian's final hopeful "watching love grow, forever..."

And celebrate the irony
Everything is going wrong,
But we're so happy.

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