Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

Author(s): Peter Hook

Music

'Genuinely funny; indeed, the story will keep you entertained for a very long time' Sunday Times Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of the enduring alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the post-punk era, creating a sound - dark, hypnotic, intense - that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead and many others. This is the rollercoaster story of Joy Division - the friendships, fights, fall-outs; the rehearsals and recording sessions; the larger than life characters - told by the band's legendary bassist, Peter Hook. 'Hook has restored a flesh-and-blood rawness to what was becoming a standard tale. Few pop music books manage that' Guardian 'An honest, enthusiastic account ...it's a window like no other into the reality of life in this most aloof of bands' Metro 'An immense account of Joy Division's rise ...having read Hook's book, you'll feel like you were the fifth member of the band' GQ 'A bittersweet, profanity-filled recollection ...if you like Joy Division, you really have to read it' Q Magazine 'Hook lifts the lid on the real Ian Curtis' NME 'He's frank, incredibly funny, and it isn't shy' Artrocker


Product Information

Peter Hook was born in 1956 in Salford. He was a founding member of Joy Division and New Order and DJs internationally as well as touring Joy Division's music with his new band The Light. He lives in Cheshire.

General Fields

  • : 9781471148330
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : July 2016
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Hook
  • : Peter Hook
  • : 16pp colour plates
  • : 16pp colour plates
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 368
  • : 368
  • : 782.421660922
  • : 782.421660922