It belongs in a museum!—err, rather as a museum. This home, now for sale, is where legendary songs were written; lyrics inspired by the works of Gogol, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Hermann Hesse, JG Ballard, Burroughs, and more. In Touching From A Distance, Deborah Curtis recounts: “Most nights Ian would go into the blue room and shut the door behind him to write, interrupted only by cups of coffee handed through the swirls of Marlboro smoke. I didn’t mind the situation: we regarded it as a project, something that had to be done.”
And yes, something has to be done to honor the memory of Ian Curtis in the house where he composed his work, which he ultimately abandoned too soon—along with his life.
Perhaps a Joy Division Museum Kickstarter is in order?