Joy Division Bandmembers' Regret Over Curtis' Lyrics
The surviving members of JOY DIVISION wish they had listened more to late IAN CURTIS' lyrics - because they could have got him help before he took his own life.
The band's final studio album, 1980's Closer, featured darker than normal lyrics from Curtis - and weeks after the album was released the singer committed suicide and hung himself.
And former rockers Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner agree in hindsight they should have seen the signs.
Sumner says, "None of us paid much attention to Ian's lyrics at the time."
Morris adds, "When he died, we had to listen to them and thought, 'How can we have missed that one?"