Chris Warren could see something was wrong
in his review for 'City Fun' magazine:
8-O-Clock Joy Division come on stage, launch
into a number I don't know bathed in cobalt blue
light impressive. Curtis begins his
kaleidoscopic rubber-man dance. The sound
especially the relentless bass pulses through my
chest. Between songs the band falter for drink
and retuning and in songs Curtis often wanders
aimlessly away (Why? Why?).
Albrecht stands head down playing his guitar
deep in concentration. Hook half bent at the
knees, back to the
audience seems miles apart from the rest of the
band. Morris's drumming booms and ricochets
around the massive interior.
Usual numbers such as 'She's Lost Control',
Wilderness', 'Day of the Lords', 'New
Dawn Fades', and the up-tempo 'Insight'
with its flailing drums finish the set with 'Transmission'
as an encore.
At the end of the set Curtis seems like he's
being led off steadied by a helping arm. Is he
The set was short, the organ wasn't used
(presumably for 'Atmosphere').
Something's wrong. The band didn't come across
too well in this size of place except on a few
numbers and apart from Curtis the others seem a
bit under-involved. Tour-fatigue ???