Anyone who actually reads this blog will have noticed that Dave has already reviewed this week’s album, Unknown Pleasures oy Division. And as it took me a month to get over New Wave week, that is quite reasonable! But for those of us who are not Dave, we are entering Post Punk week-and-a-bit, after which normal service is expected to resume.
Unknown Pleasures was released in 1979 on Factory Records, and if Dave wasn’t in Italy, I imagine he would be telling us all about Factory Records this week. Although not particularly successful at first, Unknown Pleasures was critically well received, and in time became very well regarded. You can expect the Post Punk sound to be quite familiar, as more recent bands like Franz Ferdinand and the Strokes (who feature on the Music Tree representing Indie Rock) are sometimes considered part of a Post Punk revival. We will be listening to Unknown Pleasures until Sunday, while Dave enjoys la dolche vita!