18 May 2023
Band: JOY DIVISION (1976-1980)
The gripping pîece was originally released on 18 March 1980 by French
label Sordide Sentimental as a 7″ single, only available in France and named
“Licht und Blindheit” (German for Light and Blindness). Only 1578 copies were
Frontman/lyricist IAN CURTIS – mentally and psychically suffering from epilepsy
and depression – committed suicide on 18 May 1980. Shortly after Atmosphere
came out as a 12″ single (artwork below) It was #1 on the UK Indie Chart.
Still goosebumps after all these years.
Here’s the iconic, Anton Corbijn directed video.
JOY DIVISION: Bio – Discography