Happy Happy Joy Division: Cult of Luna Cover “24 Hours”
Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson has taken to Facebook to share a cover of Joy Division’s “24 Hours,” which the band apparently recorded in 2008 and then promptly forgot:
“While touring ‘Eternal Kingdom’ we were invited by the Swedish radio to record a live session in front of a live audience in the famous studio Svenska grammofonstudion in Gothenburg.
“Most of the bands that did these sessions did a cover and we were asked to do one.
“Joy Division is a band that have meant a whole lot to many of us and we actually covered ‘She’s Lost Control’ in the first year of Cult of Luna’s existence.
“I don’t remember how we came to choose ‘Twenty-Four Hours,’ in fact I had totally forgot that we ever did this cover until someone made me aware of it a few weeks ago.
“It was recorded in October of 2008 and is as far as I remember the last studio recording while Claes [Rydberg, vocalist] still was in the band.
“But since I had no memory of this recording, who knows what might turn up in the future.”
It would be tempting to assume that the cover isn’t very good, seeing as how the band forgot about it n’ all, but nothing could be further from the truth. I’m gonna be honest: I respect Joy Division, I understand their importance in rock history, but I have never really enjoyed listening to them. Unsurprisingly, CoL’s version dials up the heavy and makes the track palatable to people like me, who struggle with anger issues, as opposed to regular Joy Division fans, who struggle with a lack of childhood hugs.
Check out Cult of Luna’s “24 Hours” below; below that is the original, if you’ve never heard it before or just feel like being mopey today.
[via The PRP]