Transmission (song)


Transmission (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Transmission


Artist = Joy Division
[ from Album = ]
Released = 7" - Nov 1979
12" - Dec 1980
Format = 7", 12"
[ Recorded = ] 1979
Genre = Post punk
Length = 3:36
Label = Factory - FAC 13
[ Writer = ]
Producer = Martin Hannett
Chart position =
[ Reviews = ] *
Last single = "An Ideal for Living" (1978)
This single = "Transmission"" (1979)
Next single = "Licht und Blindheit" (1980)

"Transmission" is a song by post-punk band Joy Division, released on Factory Records November 1979.

The single charted twice in New Zealand, debuting at #2 in September 1981 and re-appearing again at #24 in July 1984.

In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Transmission" at number 20 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever [ [http://www.nme.com/news/nme/28059 The Greatest Indie Anthems Ever (NME)] , visited 22/12/2007] , one place below "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

It was played on-stage in the film "24 Hour Party People", a scene in which Ian Curtis suffers an epileptic fit.

It has been covered by Innerpartysystem. A version by Hot Chip will be on the War Child charity album, "Heroes", due for February 2009 release. [ [http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1035748&c=1 Humbling response delays Heroes, by Adam Woods - musicweek.com] Retrieved October 7, 2008]

Track listing

7": Factory / FAC 13 (UK)

# "Transmission" – 3:36
# "Novelty" – 3:59

* also released on 12" in December 1980 (Factory / FAC 13.12)

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