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Flashback Fridays: Joy Division, a Soundtrack to Awkward Inner Monologues

Where we're going we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday.

When I got the green light to revisit some of my favorite '80s music for this series, it kind of felt like I was going to start making a really long mixtape. You know, the completely embarrassing ones that are intended for seventh-grade sweethearts.

My inner John Cusack monologue was telling me: "You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch."

I feel like I was on pace, over the past couple weeks, but given the relevance of today's date and this week's Flashback band, I'm going to have to blow my wad all over some faces because we're going to be talking about one of my all-time fave new wavers, Joy Division.

Today, marks the 32nd anniversary of the day frontman Ian Curtis hanged himself.