Joy Division - An Ideal For Living (1978)
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Extended Plays: The 25 Best EPs Of All Time
22. Joy Division - An Ideal For Living (1978)
Tracks: Warsaw / No Love Lost / Leaders Of Men / Failures. Before they turned into the Mancunian behemoth that was Joy Division, these teenage punks recorded this scratchy quartet of punk songs in response to the Buzzcocks’ Spiral Scratch. The songs are pretty raw, and the original 7” was awful and dressed in a sleeve with vaguely Nazi-looking artwork. The 12” reissue was better - and had more cryptic sleeve art.