Thursday, August 02, 2007

She's Lost Control

Constituting what is arguably the purest musical manifestation of the late, lamented Ian Curtis's troubled psyche, the harrowing "She's Lost Control" remains as compelling as ever, more than twenty years after its initial release. Everything about the chilling track is highly redolent of the Joy Division frontman's various afflictions: the brutal death-disco rhythm laid down by Stephen Morris, the jagged guitar riffs unleashed by Bernard Sumner, and most of all, the unearthly high-register bass pulse by Peter Hook. Check out a mind-blowing live performance here, featuring Curtis's infamous and frightening "fly dance".


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