According to Rolling Stone, Joy Division’s second and final album is one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The LP was released in July 1980, roughly two months after frontman Ian Curtis committed suicide. The group has long since reformed as New Order but, no one will ever forget Curtis’ vocals. For those who are interested, there are two films that have been released over the years about the now-defunct Factory Records entitled 24 Hour Party People and Control, a film entirely based on the life of the late singer.
It’s an honor listening to bands paying tribute to acts that have are a vital piece of musical history. With that said, Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson shared a cover of Joy Division’s “Twenty Four Hours.” The track was recorded back in 2008 and somehow the currently-defunct band forgot all about it, until now:
“While touring Eternal kingdom we were invited by the Swedish radio to record a live session in front of an audience in the famous studio Svenska grammofonstudion in Gothenburg.
Most of the bands that did these sessions did a cover and we were asked to do one.
Joy Division is a band that have meant a whole lot to many of us and we actually covered “She’s lost control” in the first year of Cult of Luna’s existence.
I don’t remember how we came to choose ”Twenty-four hours”, in fact I had totally forgot that we ever did this cover until someone made me aware of it a few weeks ago.
It was recorded in October of 2008 and is as far as I remember the last studio recording while Claes still was in the band.
But since I had no memory of this recording, who knows what might turn up in the future.