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Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures (Factory)

Max Bell, NME, 14 July 1979

JUST WHEN the year's vitality was threatening to be expunged by a non-stop parade of rehashed fashions, 'ordinary geezers' with French Riviera yachts and the acceptable face of cuddley popular music, the Manchester band Joy Division snuck in by the back door, quiet and unannounced.

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