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Transmission

Transmission 7" cover.

Transmission is the first single by Joy Division, released on November 1979 slightly after their first album, Unknown Pleasures, which was released on June 1979. "Novelty" has always been the B-side of the single. It is Joy Division's first single. For some reason, the 12" version of Transmission has exactly the same lengths. It has been remixed and recorded several times.

On the same month, a different version was brodcasted on BBC Radio 1, which made it to The 1986 Peel Sessions.

According to NME, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is only one position ahead of "Transmission" on the leaderboard.

LyricsEdit

Radio, live transmission.
Radio, live transmission.

Listen to the silence, let it ring on.
Eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun.
We would have a fine time living in the night,
Left to blind destruction,
Waiting for our sight.

And we would go on as though nothing was wrong.
And hide from these days we remained all alone.
Staying in the same place, just staying out the time.
Touching from a distance,
Further all the time.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.

Well I could call out when the going gets tough.
The things that we've learnt are no longer enough.
No language, just sound, that's all we need know, to synchronise
Love to the beat of the show.

And we could dance.

Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Joy Division - Transmission03:39

Joy Division - Transmission

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