Unknown Pleasures - 35 years on

In 1979 Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister. In 1979 the Khmer Rouge were defeated in Cambodia by the Vietnamese. In 1979 the Islamic Revolution started in Iran.

And, 35 years ago, Joy Division released their debut album "Unknown Pleasures". Although the album wasn't that successful after its release, it is now one of the most important and influential albums of music history. The post punk sound saw in a new era in British music, and, 35 years on still inspires bands.

From the amazing songs to the iconic artwork: Unknown Pleasures is surrounded by a mysterious feel only magnified by Curtis' early death. Perhaps this is why even today teenagers regularly fall in love with the band. Whatever the reason: Happy Birthday, Unknown Pleasures!
And a massive thank you to Joy Division!

- "Unknown Pleasures" was released on June 15th 1979 -

Benjamin Brown