Thursday Night Quizzes in Edinburgh

Pub quiz entertainment for you tonight:

7pm – The Argyle Bar (Cellar). Jackpot £150. Cheat: Joy Division are in the picture round. Miserable looking bunch.

9pm – Newsroom. Jackpot: £150. Cheat: There is a band called Kongos in the music round. They’re South African apparently. Here’s the song that’s in the music round:

Why were Joy Division named this way? Especially when they are so miserable that their music sounds like the kind of thing they hsould play in the waiting rooms of funeral directors.

As ever, Wiki has the (rather droll) answer:

 the band renamed themselves Joy Division in early 1978, borrowing their new name from the sex slavery wing of a Nazi concentration camp mentioned in the 1955 novel House of Dolls.

So now you know.


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