If you are like us then you still don't have enough Joy Division-ness going on in your life right now. The folks over at the online Brooklyn based Viva Radio felt the same way and have created a special program series exploring the life of Ian Curtis and Joy Division.
This is no ordinary series, as Viva Radio has pulled out all the stops for all four shows. On the series, Via Radio commented, "Apologies to all the misanthropic synth-punks out there, but we at Viva Radio believe there is no substitute for the rhythmic and emotional charge of Joy Division. In fact, the simultaneous theatrical release of Control, Anton Corbijn's darkly affecting film study of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, and reissue of the band's three albums on Rhino Records nearly gave us our total sonic fix.Yet our quest for unknown pleasures got the best of us, and we are now proud to announce the Joy Division-inspired Complete Control Radio. Starting Tues. October 23rd and continuing through the 30th, with extensive research and help from contributor and institutional pillar Dan Selzer, Viva excavates the post-punk vaults for classic and rare Joy Division / New Order / Factory Records material and brings exclusive interviews with band members and affiliates to the online arena."
Sounds awesome, n'est pas? To listen to the shows, click here.
Viva Radio's Complete Control Radio Schedule
10.23.07 - Known And Unknown Pleasures: Joy Division & New Order
10.25.07 - Lust For Life: Joy Division Influences, Peers & Followers
10.26.07 - Interviews with Jon Savage & Matthew Higgs
10.30.07 - Interviews with Simon Reynolds & Peter Hook