crying. We didn’t cry at his funeral. It came out as anger at the start. We were absolutely devastated: not only had we lost someone we considered our friend, we’d lost the group, Our life basically. It isn’t someone I will ever forget: in my studio at home, I sit writing between two massive pictures of Ian. He’s always there, always will be".
   “Our fist album as New Order, ‘Movement’, was really horrible to make’, says Stephen Morris. “We said we had to carry on, but it was a real struggle. I couldn't listen to Movement for ages: making it was hard because Martin took Ian's death harder than we did. He took it really badly. I don't think you notice the day you get over a death like that: I had a dream about Ian just before we made Republic: telling us not to be cruel, which I thought was really odd”.
   "Ian made it all more serious", says Tony Wilson. “It made it something that wasn’t just a business, a game that was played. Bizarrely enough, several deaths followed: their US agent Ruth Polski, Dave Rowbotham of the first Durutti Column, Bernard Pierre Wolff, who shot the ‘Closer’ sleeve. Outside of Ian’s personal family, the worst affected was Martin Hannett: he was an inspirational producer and a remarkable man. When Martin died, I was terribly upset”.
   "Suddenly we didn’t have any eyes", says Bernard Sumner. "We had everything else, but we couldn’t see where we were going. I was really depressed after Ian died, very unhappy and disillusioned. I felt that I didn’t have any future. I was listening ta Lou Reed, Street Hassle,
really down music. I started smoking draw, and found that electronic music sounded great. Mark Reeder, a friend from Berlin, sent me over records like 'E=MC²' by Georgio Moroder, Donna Summer, early Italian disco. I discovered a new quality in music, which was to pep you up: suddenly, this was the new direction.
   “With Joy Division, I felt that even though we were expecting this music to come out of thin air, we were never, any of us, interested in the money it might make. We just wanted to make something that was beautiful to listen to, and stirred our emotions. We weren’t interested in a career or any of that. We never pIanned one single day. I don’t think we were messing with things we should not have done, because our reasons were honourable”.