Handwritten lyrics for "Love Will Tear Us Apart"


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What a great find, a giant or a song…


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Much as I appreciate the attempt with that cover version, may I be the first to say that its oily, saccharine vapidity betrays a complete misunderstanding of Joy Division, Manchester, and the 1980s Britain I grew up in. Apologies, but I can’t help the way I feel. There are some things music should never do, and that band’s just done it.


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This sheet is on display at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame right now.

In fact, this is a picture taken of the RNR HOF’s display. If you look at the bottom hole-punch, there’s a circle of white plastic on the left of it. That’s the edge of a marker with the number 5 on it. (If I had a place to throw it, I have a picture of that display that I took this past weekend - that’s why it caught my eye.)

Still a cool find, and maybe it’s just a bad picture, but it made me wonder if someone cropped it and sand-blasted the photo to make it look older. (Though I’m assuming they just cropped it and sharpened it to draw out the words on the page.)


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It’s the opposite of Love Will Keep Us Together!


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No Teardrop Rain Will Tear Us Apart.


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I get your point… I dunno personally I think she had a good enough run at a monumental song.

Actually I was looking for an accordion cover version, but didn’t find one I liked, and it was on the first page of results, and after one listen I thought “yeah, that’ll do” , as you do… having just re-listened it is a bit less blinding than the original, but so what, its just a cover…

sounds like it could be a case for a rewrite of the old woodworking rule of thumb: “measure twice, cut once” - “listen twice, post once”, and then I could have saved your poor ears the torment… must admit that if I had listened a 2nd time last evening I might not have…

I had a good friend who offed himself with LWTUA as the soundtrack , back when it came out, so its not like the original doesn’t have a strong personal attachment. For many years I couldn’t bear to hear it anymore…

And as for apologizing for the way that you feel, how fitting as that’s what Ian Curtis did in nearly every song I guess. No apology needed or expected.

So what do you think about this, too perky maybe? http://youtu.be/7Mm6ycEz2A8 ,


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Mebbe I’m just getting old(er) but there seems to be a surge in what I consider “pointless remakes”. Hugely subjective I know, but does the world really need a minimalist “Gold Dust Woman”?


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