17 Nov 2010
A Polite Joy Division postcards winner 
The winner of the recent Polite Cards Kevin Cummins Joy Division postcards competition as pulled out of the Cerysmatic hat is Rob Brady who correctly answered, along with nearly everyone else, that Steve Morris was the last of the four members of Joy Division to join the band.

Joy Division by Kevin Cummins is available to buy now online from the Polite Cards Shop.

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Postcard Box Set Special Boxed Edition
20 Postcards
148 x 105 mm / A6
Hand Made Box
Printed in England
RRP £25

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

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