The artist known as Warsaw was the early incarnation of the iconic band Joy Division. They used this name during their early performances and recording sessions for their first EP, "An Ideal for Living". Although they changed their name to Joy Division before releasing this record, there are bootlegs of their early material released under the Warsaw name. Additionally, several tracks credited to Warsaw can be found on official Joy Division compilations.
During their time as Warsaw, the band showcased their raw talent and distinctive sound that would later define them as one of the most influential post-punk bands in history. Their music captured a sense of melancholy and introspection, combined with powerful instrumentation and haunting lyrics.
Despite being relatively short-lived under the name Warsaw, this period laid the foundation for Joy Division's remarkable career and lasting impact on alternative music. Explore these rare recordings from their formative years to gain insight into the evolution of a legendary band.