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Joy Division: Band on the Wall, Manchester

Mick Middles, Sounds, 16 September 1978

IT WAS during the unforgettable summer of '77 that I had my first encounter with Joy Division (then named Warsaw). Through a steamy Electric Circus Sunday night haze I watched the entire set under the impression that they were The Perfects. I remember thinking how limited the band's music was, even in comparison with the rest of the scene.

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