THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Joy Division – “Day Of The Lords”

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Joy Division – “Day Of The Lords”.

“This is the room, the start of it all…”

“We’d only ever played these songs live before, never demoed them. I think the only one’s we’d demoed were “She’s Lost Control” and “Insight”. “Day of the Lords” is a slow song, but it’s a great song. The guitar’s loud and swept along by the bass. Martin overdubbed the keyboards. At the time we were all like, “What? keyboards? If we want fucking keyboards we’ll get a fucking keyboard player”. So he overdubbed them when we weren’t there. We didn’t even hear it until he’d done the mix. He played us the mix and me and Barney were pulling faces behind his back because he was putting keyboards on things. He was right, though, Martin. The keyboards sweeten it and make it better. Bleeding keyboards, soon to be bane of my life. Great snare sound.”
Peter Hook in “Unknown Pleasures – Inside Joy Division”.

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