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“Transmission” is a song by post-punk band Joy Division, released on Factory Records in November 1979 on 7” and re-released as a 12” single with a different sleeve in December 1980. The single charted twice in New Zealand, debuting at number two in September 1981, and re-appearing again at number 24 in July 1984. In May 2007, NME magazine placed “Transmission” at number 20 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever, 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 Low (on its EP Transmission), Indiana band ...revel in the morning (on the God Less America EP), Bauhaus (as well as by frontman Peter Murphy on his solo tours) and... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio

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More songs by Joy Division (See Charts): Isolation, Dead Souls, Decades, Digital, Disorder, Shadowplay, Atmosphere, and Love Will Tear Us Apart.

Popular in Punk (See Charts): Going Underground, Peaches, Hanging Around, Nice & Sleazy, White Riot, Pretty Fly, This Is England, Blitzkrieg Bop, Killing Moon, and I Wanna Be Sedated.


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