Steel Harmony: “Transmission”

Putting aside my morbid suspicion of quirky cover versions for five minutes, have a look at this: an enjoyable take on Joy Division’s “Transmission”, filmed at Jeremy Deller’s Procession for the Manchester International Festival last weekend.

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Putting aside my morbid suspicion of quirky cover versions for five minutes, have a look at this: an enjoyable take on Joy Division’s “Transmission”, filmed at Jeremy Deller’s Procession for the Manchester International Festival last weekend.



According to this piece, the ever-inventive Deller’s parade also included a cohort of local goths, which is kind of fitting, and Steel Harmony apparently mixed up their set with Buzzcocks covers and other Joy Division songs. Deller has previous good form with this sort of thing, of course, having conceptualised The Fairey Band’s Acid Brass project.

But anyway: Steel Harmony, “Transmission”. More fun than White Lies, I reckon.

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