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A History of Joy Division

Mick Middles, The Face, November 1980

JOY DIVISION began life in romantically seedy surroundings. In late 1977, as the initial push of the new wave began to soften, hundreds of imitation Sex Pistols formed bands and produced hopeful but chaotic debut sets. Lots of energy, sadly little true originality.

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