Video of the Day….Joy Division – Transmission

Posted on September 23, 2012


Robert Pollard

Joy Division – one of my favourite ever bands – performing Transmission. It starts with punk-poet, John Cooper Clarke, reciting lines from his classic poem Evidently Chickentown, before rumbling bass notes signal the start of the track. It’s an absolutely brilliant song and the energy of this particular version is quite special. I can’t tell you much about where or when it’s taken from but it’s splendid.