Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

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JOY DIVISION’S UNKNOWN PLEASURES was released 40 years ago this year. It still resonates today, as the man from the BBC said:

“Unknown Pleasures borders on nihilism, but is pregnant with expectation. Once heard it’s never forgotten. It’s like going to the doctor and having your ears syringed. This is a sound that’s ready to explode. And it still feels personal.”

Presented by PAUL HANLEY.

As drummer for The Fall from 1980-1985 (playing on such classic Fall albums as ‘Grotesque,’ ‘Perverted by Language’ and ‘Hex Enduction Hour’) Paul Hanley was a veteran of the Manchester post-punk scene and witnessed the rise of Joy Division first hand.

His first book, ‘Leave The Capital,’ tells the story of Manchester’s first professional recording studios and the seminal records that were made there, Including ‘Unknown Pleasures.’

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