New Order to Record Music for Ian Curtis Film, Will Not Become Joy Division
However, I'm not down with a headline like "Joy Division to Record New Songs", which made me wonder whether Mark Burnett had found his new band for the second season of "Rock Star". Worse still is a headline like "Joy Division Reunited" which makes it seem as though Curtis' suicide might have been a hoax. Perhaps Curtis was hanging out with Elvis for 25 years, and eventually got bored. Hook too is referring to "Joy Division" doing the soundtrack, but that doesn't mean the press should blindly refer to the project that way. If the band with this same group of people in it is New Order, why would they suddenly become another band when they sing cover songs by that band? The group might record new songs for the soundtrack. Would that be as New Order or Joy Division?
Some New Order 'covers'... and one song by the real Joy Division.
Joy Division - Ice Age (from Still)
Moby - Temptation (from Hotel, sung by Laura Dawn)
The Weakerthans - Wellington's Wednesdays (from Fallow. Uses a few lines from Temptation, ones Moby chose to cut from his version. I like Moby's cover, but I love the Weakerthans song. It's a favourite of mine)
DJ Matthew Grim - Round & Round (remix from A Tribute to New Order)