Details about Ian Curtis the Singer of Joy Division a Unique Personal Item - His Kitchen TableIan Curtis the Singer of Joy Division a Unique Personal Item - His Kitchen Table See original listing
23 Nov, 2013 19:36:02 GMT
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Annan, United Kingdom
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...The Kitchen Table that one time belonged to Ian Curtis the Singer of Joy Division.
Well here we go again not my fault but the Canadian High Bidder was a "time waster" apparently he never asked his wife for permission,but at least I can do a better Job at representing myself and the sale of this Table then the Media did, Manchester Evening News Excluded.
Feb 1980 I played Football at Whitby Park EllesmerePort. This bloke comes on the pitch (the latest boyfriend of a Girl I knew), wearing a raincoat. Quite rightly he got stood on during the game, and spent the rest of the match up a tree.
This was the first Joy Division fan I ever met. Shortly after this I was up at the said Girls house (her name was Janetta) and she asked if I wanted to hear her boyfriends favourite band, she put on Transmission and that song changed my life.
The relationship never lasted and she asked me if I wanted to write to her ex: (his name was Timothy) as he was a bit down at the moment as the singer in Joy Division had taken his life (He lived in Runcorn).
We wrote to each other every week and found that we had in common a love of taking pictures and developing them ourselves. He sent me a tape of everything Joy Division had done up to that point (Closer or Still was not out then) and as I developed these moody black and white shots in a spare bedroom I played that tape, from then on Joy Division to me were always Moody and Black and White.
He played Guitar and suggested that I should be the bass player (as you do), and we arranged to meet in Frank Hessey's Music Shop in Liverpool where he would guide my hand in buying a decent bass.
We went back on the Train to his Gaff in Runcorn where I watched as he plugged my Ibanez Blazer Bass (33 years later I still have it) in his guitar amp and played Joy Division bass lines for an hour or so.
He then suggested that I should have ago and showed me how the bass line to "Transmission" went. Two notes an open A in places and there I was playing along to the very first Joy Division Song I heard some Six Months before.
We formed a band "Crime and Punishment" (he was a reader of Kafka and Dostoyevsky, amongst others). I couldn't read music, and didn't know the notes I was playing but realised I had an ear for music.
Before long I was composing swinging melodic bass lines, influenced by the bass playing in the Joy Division songs I had initially been practising with.
We both went to the first "New Order" concert in Liverpool at Plato's Ballroom aka Mr Pickwicks in Feb 1981, (bought the tickets for £2 each at Probe records in Liverpool) before we even knew who the new fourth member was, or what songs would be played. That still is the Greatest Gig of my life. Before the gig we met Peter Hook, Tim shook his hand, and I just stood in awe, here was the man that had wrote these magnificent melodic bass lines, I still have that feeling despite meeting him many times since.
In time, we split up (me having a girlfriend Susan was probably the main reason) and in time me and Susan also split up, and here I was with a Bass but no one to play with.
I moved to Scotland in 1983 and helped form a band called "Always the Way" with my friends Ian and Dino.
In a matter of months we had recorded many songs using a unique recording method of recording bass and drums on one cassette. Taking that cassette out of one tape machine, then inserting it into another that was linked up. Then playing the tape while recording with the other machine, at the same time playing another instrument down the mike channel. The tape hiss is immense, although in places it sounded like a sequencer.
In time we split up again, and life moved on.
I got married and in time had a family but my desire to record my own songs never went away.
Joy Division were my band and now New Order were my other band, there is not enough time to go through my New Order adventures but there were many, and my life was wrapped up with their releases and concert dates.
I amassed through the years a vast collection of Joy Division, New Order, Factory Records, Hacienda Collectables. Posters, Badges, Autographs etc etc and I have had them for many years.
In time I also acquired this Table, which I bought through an ebay listing 7 years ago
It just became another part of my collection, which I had no desire to sell.
Through the magic of Facebook after a break of 23 years or so, the band members of "Always the Way" were able to reform and carry on where we had left off in 1984. We again split up for a few years, but now, since summer we are back to rehersing old songs and new songs.
A number of weeks ago my wife's mother passed away and my wife lost her last parent. As we went through her music and dvd collection it became obvious that the rest of family didn't really want to hold on to a lot of the items, as most of the Collection was Country and Western. As the items for the Charity Shop got bigger and bigger it made me think of my own Collection.
The Collection that I have spent years building, the Collection that I alone knew the value of.
At this point I had an epiphany, I had to sell my collection and finally leave behind something of worth as my own legacy.
I had spent thousand of pounds on someone else's music and extra's, to the detriment of my own musical ambitions.
This is the reason for selling my Joy Division Collection, this is the reason why the Table amongst other things have gone on Ebay.
I need to properly record my own compositions and the bands compositions, instead of leaving behind some dodgy You Tube videos as my Legacy and the bands legacy.
The money raised will go towards band equipment and recording equipment so that we can finally fully realise the potential of the songs and melodies we hear in our heads and hearts.
Please only Genuine Bidders please. If you are from outside Britain, before bidding, check for shipping costs. Good Luck, and I hope this table goes to a good home and a genuine fan.
Here is the band's facebook site.
This is our youtube Channel.
Here are some of our songs.