14 Oct 2005
New Order: Q Legends 
Joy Division won the Q Legend award at the recent Q Awards. The statuette was bestowed upon Peter Hook, Steve Morris and Natalie Curtis by Guy Garvey of Elbow.

Q's Exchange of the Day was as follows:

Peter Hook: "I remember Paul Weller saying to us one time: 'Are you the support band?' And we said, 'No we're Joy Division'."
Steve Morris: "That's very abstract, Hooky. True, but abstract."
Hooky: "Bernard would be here, but he thinks Q are a bunch of two-faced cunts who have always given us bad reviews."


Later in the week, New Order played a highly-charged 6-song set at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank as part of a special gig to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of John Peel. The setlist included Joy Division's 'Warsaw'.

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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