Durante il suo show Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Radio Music) ha proclamato la maglietta dei Joy Division di ‘Unknown Pleasures’ come “favourite band t-shirt of all-time”. I voti sono arrivati dagli ascoltatori nell’annuale “Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day” (giunto all’ottava edizione). La maglietta che è esposta al Design Museum ritrae l’immagine creata da Peter Saville. “It features a striking arrangement of lines charting the signal from a pulsar an image which was taken from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astrology”.
Steve Lamacq: “The response to the poll was terrific, which suggests just how fondly our listeners regard the rock’n’roll t-shirt. And I think they chose an excellent example of the art. The Unknown Pleasures design is a perfect case of how a t-shirt can do an array of things, effortlessly. It’s a brilliantly striking image, a reminder of the shockwave of new music and new artists who emerged at the end of the 70s; it’s got an inherent air of cool, because of the reputation of the band; and it tells you that the person wearing it has an interest in music which goes way beyond the Top 40.”
Ecco la Top 10.
1. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (11.6% of the vote)
2. James – Daisy (10.5%)
3. Pink Floyd – Dark Side (10.3%)
4. Motorhead – England (9.2%)
5. Ramones – Seal (5.1%)
6. Nirvana – Smiley (4.2%)
7. Guns N Roses – Appetite For Destruction (3.7%)
8. Sisters of Mercy – 1985 (3.6%)
9. Sonic Youth – Goo (3.2%)
10. Primal Scream – Screamadelica (3.1%)