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1.0 out of 5 stars The Way the World Shifts, 10 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Joy Division: Piece by Piece: Writing About Joy Division 1977-2007 (Paperback)
"I mean, I think what has happened now is that the people that run that particular record label have in their vocabulary a very shrewd understanding of the way the world shifts, and there's no doubt that the idea of flogging a dead body, which is ultimately what it's about however cruel that may sound, is really what they're involved in. It's the flogging of a dead body; it's the flogging of an image that they might be able to turn into a myth, which always comes down to a series of accidents, which in a sense we're playing part of. We increase the energetic response to this myth, this idea, you know. In a sense we're all being forced subtly to respond, I would have thought, in no less a cynical way, than the way CBS flogs Bros."

- Paul Morley on the release of "Substance"
- 1988
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2007 18:07:43 GMT
S. O'Donnell says:
Bros were not quite my cup of tea - but a flogging - surely too drastic! Also as to "the flogging of an image that they might be able to turn into a myth, which always comes down to a series of accidents" - sounds like Christianity. Perhaps in 500 years we will all be wishing each other Merry Curtismas.
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