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Edited Jun 14, 2007, 12:51
"New" Joy Division track!
Jun 14, 2007, 12:48
On Peter Hook's myspace page, he's pasted up a live Warsaw track from 1977 called "Reaction". It's taken from their gig at the Rock Garden Middlesbrough - 14 Sep '77.

Joy Division were called Warsaw prior to their first EP - they were forced into the change of name by the skinhead band, Warsaw Pakt (not literally, mind you).

No Warsaw gigs are available on bootleg, and this song has never been available to fans until now.

It's curiosity value only - Warsaw were at the clumsiest end of punk - Hooky's bass sounds like it's been strung by elastic bands, and Ian Curtis overdoes the rage thang.

The funniest part is the debate they have about how they should be counted in!


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