Joy Division’s landmark debut album Unknown Pleasures turns 40 this Saturday (June 15), so we invited Boston music writer Michael Christopher (Vanyaland, Ultimate Classic Rock, Loudwire) to come in to the studio to discuss its legacy and impact on Morning Glory.

Michael and I discussed the sound of the album, its influence over four decades on, the lyricism of Ian Curtis, its packaging and artwork (designed by Peter Saville and source of a million t-shirts), and more over the course of the hour-long segment. We spun classic Unknown Pleasures tracks “Disorder,” “She’s Lost Control”, “New Dawn Fades,” and “Interzone” all weaved into the Morning Glory mix.

Of you missed our discussion, revisit it below. And tune in to Morning Glory every weekday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., only on


Audio by Michael Marotta