Jon Savage with Kevin Cole Livestream

Over the course of two albums and some legendary gigs, Joy Division became the most successful and exciting underground band of their generation. Then, on the brink of a tour to America, Ian Curtis took his own life.

In This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else, rock and pop culture historian Jon Savage has assembled three decades' worth of interviews with the principal players in the Joy Division story to create an intimate, candid and definitive account of the band. It is the story of how a group of young men can galvanise a generation of fans, artists and musicians with four chords and three-and-a-half minutes of music. And it is the story of how illness and inner demons can rob the world of a shamanic lead singer and visionary lyricist.

Copies of This Searing Light ordered from Elliott Bay will ship with a bookplate signed by Jon Savage. Jon Savage's previous books include the classic, England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock and Beyond.

Jon Savage appears in conversation with Kevin Cole, Chief Content Officer and host of The Afternoon Show on KEXP.


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ISBN: 9780571345373
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Published: Faber & Faber Social - April 23rd, 2019

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
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