Broken Social Scene cover Joy Division

One of the great untouchable bands has been Joy Division.


Thou shalt not disparage them, or have the audacity to cover their work. The intimidation factor is at 11.

So, I was pleased to hear Canada’s Broken Social Scene suitably melancholy cover version of Joy Division’s anthem, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, for a new movie, The Time Travelers Wife.

Anchored by a sparse piano and played at a slower tempo, Kevin Drew’s vocals provide just the right atmosphere to invoke the ghost of Ian Curtis and the Factory Records boys finest hour.

Here it is, let me know what you think.


~ by john on August 9, 2009.

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