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Jul 06

Ian Curtis: School Work (Part 1)

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Actual, genuine piece of paper found in a school bin

Recently uncovered documents showing the gestation of the Unknown Pleasures album cover, and commentary on said from Mr Brownlow, Physics teacher at the Kings School Macclesfield.

 

Comments

  1. 1
    person on 11 May 2007 #

    wtf

  2. 2
    russell on 7 Jun 2007 #

    you need a good fucking kicking mate, and i would be most happy to do it!!!
    you fucking prick,Ian Curtis was a fucking GOD!!!

  3. 3
    Kelly on 19 Jun 2007 #

    Fantastic…

  4. 4
    YOURDEADMOM on 27 Jun 2007 #

    I WILL FUCK YOUR ASS WITH A RAZOR BLADE BROOM UNTIL YOU BLEED SHIT AND GUTS ALL OVER YOURSELF MOTHERFUCKER!!!! HOW DARE YOU TAKE THE NAME OF GOD IN VEIN!!! YOU WILL DIE YOU LITTLE SCUMFUCKING FAG!!!!!

  5. 5
    Murdoch on 28 Jun 2007 #

    Jeez, yourdeadmom.

    You really are a tragic case. I’m guessing too much Marilyn Manson, right? I’m also guessing that you’re about as likely to buttfuck someone with modified housecleaning equipment as you are to have a valid opinion.

    Now fuck off and get a sense of humour and perspective you pointless little crudsucker.

  6. 6
    Fidel J. on 12 Aug 2007 #

    A ZERO! This is great!

  7. 7
    Becktard on 3 Dec 2007 #

    Love will not tear you appart but i will you fucked up little social reject.
    no one likes you,face it, thats no reson to deface what is probably the best album ever written.
    Get a life, and a clue of what epic music is.

  8. 8
    Ju on 31 Jan 2008 #

    wow, these comments are a bit extreme.
    its only a light hearted joke right? not hilarious, but not offensive to anyone in anyway whatsoever. Iam a big Joy Division fan, i didnt have a problem with it… I giggled a bit, but its not very well executed so, it aint that funny really. but i think the point has been missed on a few people! :)

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    Mark G on 31 Jan 2008 #

    I worry more about the quality of handwriting of teachers back in 1978, I do. Mr Brownlow, see Eeeee…

  10. 10
    mikey on 8 Mar 2008 #

    ok, that’s funny.

  11. 11
    SmarterThanYou on 31 Mar 2008 #

    Actually I think it is a genius album cover. Most likely a graphical depiction (x/y/and Z axes) of the amplitude of each frequency over time. And that picture is beautiful, and happens to be on a bunch of T-shirts sold at Nordstrom(???). Every girl I have seen wearing it hasn’t has a fucking clue who Ian Curtis was… sad.

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    Mondo Bizarro on 28 Nov 2008 #

    The cover is an reversed image of CP 1919’s radio pulses swiped from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy. I doubt Curtis even came up with this – it would more likely to have been Bernard if any member of the band. Peter Saville and Chris Mathan were also credited.

    Still funny though.

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    Peter Hook on 9 Oct 2010 #

    Peter Saville was the only one behind suggesting this to be the cover of Unknown Pleasures.

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    thefatgit on 9 Oct 2010 #

    Probably one of the classiest album covers ever devised. My maths workbook was covered with Unknown Pleasures style doodles which felt so engaging and therapeutic to absentmindedly scrawl while algebra sailed over my head during double maths. Oh, the irony!

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