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"Komakino" is a song by English post-punk band Joy Division. It was released in July 1980[1] by record label Factory as a 7" flexi disc and given away free in select record shops.[2] 75,000 copies were pressed.[1]

"Komakino"
Single by Joy Division
B-side""Incubation", "As You Said""
ReleasedJuly 1980[1]
Format7" flexi disc
Recorded18–30 March 1980 at Britannia Row Studios, London, England
GenrePost-punk
LabelFactory
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Martin Hannett
Joy Division singles chronology
"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
(1980)
"Komakino"
(1980)
"Atmosphere" / "She's Lost Control"
(1980)

The tracks are outtakes from the recording session for the album Closer.[1]

The single's B-sides, "Incubation" and "As You Said", are both instrumentals.

"Komakino" and "Incubation" appear on the 1988 compilation Substance, and "As You Said" was added to the expanded reissue of the album in 2015. All three tracks are also collected on the 4-CD 1997 compilation Heart and Soul.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Joy Division (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner).

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Komakino"3:40
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Incubation"2:50
2."As You Said"1:55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Nice, James (2011) [2010]. Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records (paperback ed.). London: Aurum Press. p. 123. ISBN 978 1 84513 634 5.
  2. ^ "Joy Division Discography Part 1". gerpotze.com. Retrieved 16 March 2015.

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