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Joy Division inspire new Disneyland Oblivion scare ride

by | 27th, January 2012

DID anyone buy a Mickey Mouse T-shirt inspired by Joy Division? It’s the item with the artwork inspired by HJoy Division’s Unknown Pleasures.

Either Mickey is growing up, approaching a tricky adolescence or just musing on news scare ride:

It’s getting faster, moving faster now,
it’s getting out of hand
On the tenth floor, down the backstairs
into no-man’s land
Lights are flashing,
cars are crashing,
getting frequent now
I’ve got the spirit, lose the feeling, let it
out somehow

Says Disney:

As soon as we became aware there could be an issue, we pulled it from our shelves and our online store to review the situation further.”

Joy Division’s Peter Hook is upbeat in the NME:

“From a legal point of view, the image is in the public domain, as Disney know and, in a funny way, it’s quite a compliment for a huge conglomerate like Disney to pick up on a poor little Manchester band that only existed for a couple of years, it’s quite startling. I’m amazed they’re that hard up that they need to prey on little indie bands, but I get the feeling that someone may have done it as a tongue in cheek compliment.”

Big business has been there before. This by Alex Petridis in 2007:

Yo! Sushi currently offers its takeaway customers the Love Will Tear Us Apart salmon and tuna box set, a selection of sashimi, nigri, maki and salad with tangy sunomono dressing, the latter presumably ideal for ridding yourself of “the taste in your mouth as desperation takes hold”, as the song’s lyric had it.

Ins’t it heartening when big business gets into the sharing grove. Now, who wants a Megupload.com copy of Bambi..?



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