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Unknown Pleasures

Inside Joy Division

By Peter Hook, 1956-

In Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, Peter Hook, bassist for the legendary, groundbreaking band Joy Division, takes readers backstage with the group that helped define the sound of a generation and influenced artists such as U2, Radiohead, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Unlike other books about Joy Division, Factory Records, or lead singer Ian Curtis—who took his own life just before the band's first U.S. Tour—Unknown Pleasures tells Joy Division's story from the unique perspective of one of the three surviving band members.

Told with surprising humor and vivid detail, Unknown Pleasures is the book Joy Division fans have been waiting for.

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Unknown pleasures. inside Joy Division

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Hook, Peter, 1956-
Summary: Godfathers of alternative rock, Joy Division reinvented music in the post-punk era, creating a new sound--dark, hypnotic, and intense--that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead, and numerous others. The story is now legendary: in 1980, on the heels of their groundbreaking debut, Unknown Pleasures, and on the eve of their first U.S. tour, the band was rent asunder by the tragic death of their enigmatic lead singer, Ian Curtis. Yet in the mere three years they were together, Joy Division produced two landmark albums and a handful of singles--including the iconic anthem "Love Will Tear Us Apart"--that continue to have a powerful resonance. Now, for the first time, their story is told by one of their own. Founding member and bass player Peter Hook recounts how four young men from Manchester and Salisbury, with makeshift instruments and a broken-down van, rose from the punk scene to create a haunting, atmospheric music that would define a generation.--From publisher description.
Title: Unknown pleasures : inside Joy Division / Peter Hook.
Publisher Date: [New York] : it Books, [2013]
Subject: Hook, Peter, 1956- Joy Division (Musical group) Rock musicians -- England -- Biography
Isbn: 9780062222565 (hbk.) 0062222562 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 782.42166 Hoo
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Format: Book
Author: Hook, Peter, 1956-
Summary: Godfathers of alternative rock, Joy Division reinvented music in the post-punk era, creating a new sound--dark, hypnotic, and intense--that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead, and numerous others. The story is now legendary: in 1980, on the heels of their groundbreaking debut, Unknown Pleasures, and on the eve of their first U.S. tour, the band was rent asunder by the tragic death of their enigmatic lead singer, Ian Curtis. Yet in the mere three years they were together, Joy Division produced two landmark albums and a handful of singles--including the iconic anthem "Love Will Tear Us Apart"--that continue to have a powerful resonance. Now, for the first time, their story is told by one of their own. Founding member and bass player Peter Hook recounts how four young men from Manchester and Salisbury, with makeshift instruments and a broken-down van, rose from the punk scene to create a haunting, atmospheric music that would define a generation.--From publisher description.
Title: Unknown pleasures : inside Joy Division / Peter Hook.
Edition: First edition
Publisher, Date: [New York] : it Books, [2013]
Description: 386 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Hook, Peter, 1956-
Subjects: Joy Division (Musical group)
Subjects: Rock musicians -- England -- Biography
Other Title: Inside Joy Division
Notes: "Originally published in the UK in 2012 in slightly different form by Simon & Schuster UK"--Title page verso.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Prologue. January 1978 -- "Insight" -- Timeline one : May 1948-April 1976 -- "Disorder" -- Timeline two : June 1976-December 1977 -- "Transmission" -- Timeline three : January 1978-December 1978 -- "Love will tear us apart" -- Unknown pleasures track by track -- Timeline four : January 1979-December 1979 -- "Ceremony" -- Epilogue -- Closer track by track -- Timeline five : January 1980-October 1981.
ISBN: 9780062222565 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0062222562 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 782.42166 Hoo