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Unknown Pleasures At 40 - Joy Division's Masterpiece

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NME has published an interview with the surviving members of Joy Division on the 40th anniversary of their masterwork, Unknown Pleasures:

https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/joy-divisions-unknown-pleasures-at-40-how-they-made-the-proto-goth-masterpiece-2508945

Vinyl Factory has also an article on the surviving band members request for modern directors to create music videos for the songs from Unknown Pleasures - the first one created and available is for "I Remember Nothing" (embeds are not allowed for this video, so you'll have to click through):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYo6jfIxtao

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The only difference between this pressing and the one that came out a few years ago, is the different colour pressing and inverted album art.

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One of the greatest albums ever, even right now you tune into BBC6 most bands are copying them. One day for certain reasons (I was on my back with sciatica) I had BBC6 tuned in and endured for almost a whole day. The best tune of the whole duration which blew everything away was when Lamacq played Twenty-Four Hours from the Peel session. Okay that's not on Unknown Pleasures, but I remember just thinking even all these years later almost no bands can touch them. Of course there's other bands in this league like The Cure etc.

Not a vinyl fiend, my early 90's cd still sounds great! And surprisingly remains unscathed....

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The story about having to pay taxes on the bootleg shirts is mildly amusing

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Closer is a better album

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Yep, Closer is in another league entirely.

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Closer fanclub check-in #3. 

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