The Crawling Chaos that was Joy Division

Such was the comment made in the Guardian by paul lester as part of a review of a band called The Northwestern.  This is a FYI quote:

It’s not often that one truly great band breaks up and another, equally good but different one forms in their wake with some or all of the same members. In fact, we can only really think of New Order emerging from the crawling chaos that was Joy Division after the suicide of Ian Curtis, unless…

Ho hum.  Adjective or noun.  Noun or adjective.  It’s still a trifle ironic given the background.  And Freud said there are no slips…


  1. Strangely :

    Jul 12, 2009 1:34 pm |

    Co-incidentally, there’s another Crawling Chaos/Joy Division reference in the Guardian on Friday! See:

    It’s like a scab that needs picking to keep it bleeding.

  2. ev :

    Jul 12, 2009 3:38 am |