The TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents… Closer on Vinyl!!!

Photography by Osca?™

Weary inside,
now our hearts
ost forever

Can’t replace the fear

or the thrill of the chase

These rituals showed up the door
for our wanderings

Opened and shut,
then slammed
in our face
Where have they been…

Today’s post is a very special post, a first, but hopefully not last, in a new series…. Today is our very first TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society vinyl rip by pervy-ninja and friend Josh, and it’s a doozy, Joy Division’s Closer on 180g vinyl!

Through a couple emails, when asked why he loved this album, and why did it need to be experienced on vinyl, he wrote…

“Hmmm… Why did I rip it? Why should it be heard on vinyl? Well, you said you hadn’t listened to any Joy Division and I was surprised to hear that from you, heheh. So that’s one reason. Also the album was originally released in 1980 (when vinyl was the format). It was just recently remastered and re-pressed on 180g vinyl, complete with original album art. Sooo…yeah, you gotta hear it on vinyl :D.

One thing worth making note of is the album’s finale, the song “Decades.” Though it’s only my opinion, this is one of my favorite songs of all time. They couldn’t have ended the album any other way.

What do I love about the album, besides the finale? Not to sound cliche but I love the atmosphere of the whole album. It starts off well with “Atrocity Exhibition.” The album slows down and speeds up and slows down again. It has its own distinct atmosphere of melancholy I’ve never heard elsewhere. Their music paved the way/inspired countless future acts and it continues to still.

Well, I certainly couldn’t have said it any better myself! Thank you so much Josh! Alright, let’s do it, shall we? Here we go (exciting, isn’t it?)…

The TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Proudly Presents… Closer on Vinyl!!!

(Full Zip)

Side one

1. Atrocity Exhibition
2. Isolation
3. Passover
4. Colony
5. A Means to an End

Side two

1. Heart and Soul
2. Twenty Four Hours
3. The Eternal
4. Decades

I have to admit… everytime I see the title “Heart and Soul”, that really cheesy song by T’Pau pops in my head. Sorry Joy Division fans, I’ve been programmed.

Go show Joy Division all your love here, here, and here now! Come join us at the Vinyl Preservation Society today and let’s get our vinyl on!!! The cost of membership… is simply your friendship!!!


Peace, love, & LPs,

6 comments for “The TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents… Closer on Vinyl!!!

  1. milkywayinhabitant
    January 6, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Dude, don’t even think about comparing JD’s “Heart and Soul” to that other…abomination! It’s a great song though, right?

  2. Tsuru
    January 6, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    not a comparison, I promise you… if there is one think I do, it’s “keeps it realz”, and if that T’pau song comes it my head when I read the title “Heart & Soul”, you know I gots to tells ya!


    The album is really good, it’s a grower though, still can’t believe I’ve never listened to Joy Division before… ugh, what was I thinking?

  3. the_peanut
    January 7, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Tsuru, can I say that in my view this might be your finest piece of work so far. The haunting elements of the original are GREATLY enhanced by the vinyl experience!

    Loving it, keep it up man!

  4. Tsuru
    January 7, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    thanks Josh! I’m just a conduit for these rips, and I’m sooo thankful!

    Listening to the next member rip now (Ooo… secret, very exciting).

    It’s reeeeally good!

    I’m so glad you enjoyed…. there is only more to come!

  5. Mr. Ioso
    January 8, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Oh JOY! (sorry). I feel the vinyl love over here. Hey, I just repurchased JUJU by Siouxsie and the Banshees and I am loving it. Any chance you might do a vinyl rip of Kaleidoscope or another oldy?

  6. Tsuru
    January 8, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    hi mr ioso, I’m up for anything, it’s really just a matter of availability and price.

    Let me fish around and see what I can find!


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