My homey Abdul had posted this on Facebook earlier today, and when I finally had a chance to check it out, I realized that I had to share this with all of you – David Bowie doing a rare and previously unreleased cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” with the remaining members of Joy Division/New Order back in 1983.
This is a very special musical moment, especially if you’re a fan of both Joy Division and David Bowie as I am.
David Bowie’s rare cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by Joy Division.
A chance meeting in 1983 had David Bowie, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook chatting away over beers in the Kings Arms in Salford. “…So we were all there just having a laugh and we joked that he should come n have a jam with us, then next minute – well, it was the next day actually, but i didn’t expect he’d definitely come by – and we were in the practice rooms and we were playing Love Will Tear Us Apart and I was like, f%$k we’re playing Love Will Tear Us Apart with David Bowie singing, this is crazy. We never released it – Bowie took a recording of it, and just layered some more vocals on for fun, sent it back to me…”