Is it just me...

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Is it just me...

Post by Suzanne H. » 19 Jun 2008, 1:31pm

...or does everyone seem to be getting into Joy Division these days? They seem to be massively increasing in popularity and I don't know why...it seems quite odd.

Thier sudden popularity is almost making me not want to like them anymore... :(
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Post by MadModWorld » 19 Jun 2008, 1:36pm

Their sudden popularity is making me not want to get into them.
They seem the kinda band that's better off "Underground"
Like The Velvets.
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Post by modskin » 19 Jun 2008, 1:36pm

Bands that are awesome are usually popular.
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by In A Rut » 19 Jun 2008, 1:40pm

i feel the same way about the clash.

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Post by Wolter » 19 Jun 2008, 1:40pm

It took me a long time to get over the fact that it's ok for good bands to be popular. Jeez, Joy Division hasn't been in existence for 28 years. When I first got into them in the mid-90s, I knew like 6 people who had even heard of them. They're awesome. People SHOULD listen to them. End of story.
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Post by Suzanne H. » 19 Jun 2008, 1:41pm

MadModWorld wrote:Their sudden popularity is making me not want to get into them.
They seem the kinda band that's better off "Underground"
Like The Velvets.
I was already into them. And now that thier suddenly popular it's kinda scaring me...this usually doesn't happen with bands Suzanne currently likes.

Thier still good to listen to when wallowing in despair late at night though.
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Post by Wolter » 19 Jun 2008, 1:44pm

Suzanne H. wrote:this usually doesn't happen with bands Suzanne currently likes.
It happened to me with alarming regularity during the early 90s: my brief flirtation with grunge in late middle school, SoCal punk in high school, and Ska and Rockabilly in college all predated hipsters getting into it by the slimmest of margins.

But the Anarcho-punk phase I went through in 1996-97? Not a lot of people joined that bandwagon.
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Post by matedog » 19 Jun 2008, 1:44pm

Oh how I have tried to not be bored to tears by their music. Count me out.
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Post by Wolter » 19 Jun 2008, 1:46pm

matedog wrote:Oh how I have tried to not be bored to tears by their music. Count me out.
So very, very wrong. It's almost comforting.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2008, 1:47pm

Suzanne H. wrote:...or does everyone seem to be getting into Joy Division these days? They seem to be massively increasing in popularity and I don't know why...it seems quite odd.

Thier sudden popularity is almost making me not want to like them anymore... :(
I wasn't aware that there was an uptick. I thought it had pretty much peaked with Interpol and gone back into remission. Regardless, there are far far worse bands for kids to discover.
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Post by Suzanne H. » 19 Jun 2008, 1:49pm

Quick Story: I was at Starbucks about a month ago and I had a button on my lapel with Ian Curtis on it, and the dude who was making the coffees starts singing 'Transmission'. I was pretty fucking suprised.

And then there's my former history teacher who came up to me one day to say how much he loved 'Atmosphere'...

I'm just not used to this...
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by AdamRamone » 19 Jun 2008, 1:52pm

who the fuck is joy division?
big business it dont like you

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2008, 1:53pm

Suzanne H. wrote:Quick Story: I was at Starbucks about a month ago and I had a button on my lapel with Ian Curtis on it, and the dude who was making the coffees starts singing 'Transmission'. I was pretty fucking suprised.

And then there's my former history teacher who came up to me one day to say how much he loved 'Atmosphere'...

I'm just not used to this...
Old people tend to like old music?
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by Rat Patrol » 19 Jun 2008, 1:54pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:...or does everyone seem to be getting into Joy Division these days? They seem to be massively increasing in popularity and I don't know why...it seems quite odd.

Thier sudden popularity is almost making me not want to like them anymore... :(
I wasn't aware that there was an uptick. I thought it had pretty much peaked with Interpol and gone back into remission. Regardless, there are far far worse bands for kids to discover.
It's effective population control.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2008, 1:56pm

Rat Patrol wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:...or does everyone seem to be getting into Joy Division these days? They seem to be massively increasing in popularity and I don't know why...it seems quite odd.

Thier sudden popularity is almost making me not want to like them anymore... :(
I wasn't aware that there was an uptick. I thought it had pretty much peaked with Interpol and gone back into remission. Regardless, there are far far worse bands for kids to discover.
It's effective population control.

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Is that a epilepsy slur, monsieur? :hmm:
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