19 Dec 2005
New Order to release new material as Joy Division for 'Control' movie 
According to BBC 6Music, New Order are set to record new material for the soundtrack to the movie 'Control' as ... Joy Division. Talking to the NME, Hooky has said that "We were asked to do the soundtrack to the film, which I thought was a fooking great idea - for Joy Division to do the music for a Joy Division film - because we've never really done a soundtrack before."

The film itself is still apparently on course, despite casting being repeatedly bumped backwards (now set for Spring 2006) and even director Anton Corbijn casting doubts over whether it will get made (in an interview with suicidegirls.com).

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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."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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