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The Five Wierdest References to Joy Division in Pop Culture

Last night, one of the most renowned post-punk bassists of all time sat in with The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. I can't think of a more random gathering of talents under one roof, though admittedly this sort of thing does seem to happen on Fallon.

When the little romantically subversive album that could, Unknown Pleasures, was released, it created a gradual snowball effect throughout the post-punk era and beyond that would eventually resurface as an obvious musical influence for countless current bands.The cover art alone became an icon unto itself, generating an internationally recognized badge, much like a Ramones or Run DMC t-shirt.

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Aaron Ortega
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