And Walked Upon the Edge of No Escape….

So I rolled back to “Shooter’s Alley” (my pet name for the hood I currently reside in) this morning from breakfast with friends, narrowly escaping the spotty rain. In my opinion, a good start for such a shitty day. This is when I see an email that I’ve been waiting to read. No, not a job offer, but a spam email that I’m partial to: The distribution list for Control, Anton Corbijn’s highly anticipated biopic about Joy Division frontman, Ian Curtis.

Control is opening in the UK next week, Canada in 2, and October 19, here in the States. I am so stoked to see this movie. It cleaned up the Director’s Fortnight and has circulated an incredible amount of Hollywood buzz. The Weinsteins picked up domestic distribution rights on Control, another sign of the importance and star power of the deceased Curtis. It’s my hope that Control will serve proper respect to an artist (and band) that roots most of the post punk music we listen to today. Think about it: Interpol, She Wants Revenge, The Editors, Bloc Party, Arcade Fire… the list goes on and on- References to a Joy Division or Ian Curtis-like sound are plentiful, and homage is rightfully placed. Amazing for a band that existed for no more than 3 years.

The Control OST is apparently slated for release on Monday (October 1). From what I’ve gathered (and its still spotty) the soundtrack is an amalgum of archived tracks, covers by the Control actors, and songs by New Order, David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Iggy Pop, and Roxy Music. Also, a notable track is “Evidently Chicketown” by euro beat punk/poet John Cooper Clark. I love this song and have for years. Its an awesome catch. Now, speaking of catch, there is a catch (and its not good) in the cover of “Shadowplay” by the Killers. I am a bit confused how they got the nod in the first place. I actually like the Killers but their sound doesn’t make sense here and I am willing to bet that I am not the only listener that thinks this. The listing is as follows (thanks neworderonline!)

Full Tracklisting:

  1. Exit – New Order
  2. What Goes On – The Velvet Underground
  3. Shadowplay (Joy Division cover) – The Killers Ian Curtis
  4. Boredom (Live) – The Buzzcocks
  5. Dead Souls – Joy Division
  6. She Was Naked – Supersister
  7. Sister Midnight – Iggy Pop
  8. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
  9. Problems (Live) – Sex Pistols
  10. Hypnosis – New Orde
  11. Drive In Saturday – David Bowie
  12. Evidently Chickentown – John Cooper Clarke
  13. 2H.B. – Roxy Music
  14. Transmission (Cast Version) – Joy Division
  15. Autobahn – Kraftwerk
  16. Atmosphere – Joy Division
  17. Warszawa – David Bowie
  18. Get Out – New Order

Thanks to David Sultan.

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~ by A Soul on the Verge of Aim on September 28, 2007.

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