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  • Title: Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division
  • Author: Peter Hook
  • ISBN: 9780062222565
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Joy Division changed the face of music Godfathers of alternative rock, they 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.Joy Division changed the face of music Godfathers of alternative rock, they 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 In Unknown Pleasures, 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 Peter talks with eye opening candor and reflection about the suicide of Ian Curtis the band s friendships and fallouts the evolution of their sound and image and the larger than life characters who formed a vital part of the Joy Division legend, including Factory Records founder Tony Wilson and producer Martin Hannett Told with surprising humor and vivid detail, Unknown Pleasures is the book Joy Division fans have awaited for decades.
    Peter Hook
    Peter Hook Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division book, this is one of the most wanted Peter Hook author readers around the world.


    Rejoice! We are lucky, lovers of lit. You know what will never happen to us? We will never realize that the creator of the work of art we most adore is a dumb git. You just can't be one and write well. You can be one and paint. You can be one and dance. You can certainly be one and join a band. Even a fantastic band(like with so many 80's acts, it helps to ignore the vid and focus on the sound).Because of this, it was ages ago I made the conscious resolution to avoid interviews with my favorite [...]

    Paul Gleason
    “Demystify.” This word never appears in Peter Hook’s memoir of his former band, but it definitely describes the Joy Division bassist’s project. Hook’s raunchy and funny book demystifies Joy Division, presenting them as a postpunk Mötley Crüe, a band that partied hard and reveled in all the filth and the fury that the Sex Pistols left in the wake of their demise.After finding out what Hook has to say, you’ll never stereotype Joy Division again. They’ll never only be the gothic and [...]

    I saw 'Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division' by Peter Hook in the library and got it out on a whim. Well, a whim informed by a teenage love of Joy Division, and having enjoyed another book by Peter Hook, the rip roaring 'The Haçienda: How Not to Run a Club' which I highly recommend - Click here to read my reviewIt’s another warts-and-all reminiscence of life, growing up in Salford, and being in Joy Division. Actually perhaps less warts and all, and more wart and warts, with just a bit of al [...]

    Joy Division and New Order mean/meant a shit-ton to me. I can't imagine my life without them, and beyond hyperbole, only three or four other bands/musicians land in this personal category. Their history is so much bigger than the "Ian Curtis killed himself" mythology, and Peter Hook's (both bands' bass player, and don't think he was just a bass player, his sound was integral to their sounds) chatty, sitting-next-to-the-man-in-a-bar-while-he tells-story memoir fleshes out the picture in a heartfe [...]

    Andy Wenman
    Brilliant! I read Hookys previous book about his disastrous experiences managing the Hacienda and was shocked to see this in my local bookshop. Didn't even know it was coming out. Ended up tearing through it in a couple of days. The great thing about Hooky is he has a workmanlike no bullshit approach to writing, much like the man himself, which provides a great antidote to all the pretentious pontificating and flat out nonsense that's been written about Joy Division and Ian Curtis in the past. T [...]

    Steven Tomcavage
    Peter Hook's "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division" reads like a transcript of what you'd expect a conversation with Peter Hook at a pub to be, talking about Joy Division. This has its upsides and downsides. It makes the book, at times, a breeze to read, but other times, when Hook slips into colloquialisms that I, in Philadelphia, don't understand, the book is a bit disappointing. The structure of the book also seemed a bit off. There were sections where Hook would be telling the story, with o [...]

    Marc Nash
    Okay I'm a massive Joy Division fan and in the days before everyone around the band or in it rushed wrote a memoir, or made a film, I was scrabbling around for any little clue about the band from clippings in the music press or whatever. I bought all the bootleg tapes of live gigs and listened to them for hours on end drawing my own interpretation of what was going on psychologically between the band members. And now that I've only slightly less desperately devoured the films and the books that [...]

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 If you listen to Joy Division, you should read Peter Hook's book; he has a lot to share with us. I finished it this morning, cried for a while, reread the "Closer" chapter, and played all my albums and singles. After having read this book, their music sounds impossibly better, and feels even more special. I've been a huge fan for almost 30 years

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    ალბათ 2015 წლამდე ჩემი მუსიკალური გემოვნება დღევანდელთან შედარებით დიდად განსხვავდებოდა, მახსოვს ლედ ზეპელინის პირველ ალბომს ვუსმენდი, ყველა ნოტი მუსიკაა იქ თუმცა თავს ვერ ვაიგივებდი მას [...]

    Nicole Perez
    I knew absolutely NOTHING about Joy Division before I read this book. I was familiar with New Order (which gets many references in this book but since it's not called "New Order," there's not a lot on their music). I do like a memoir, so I learned about the band as I read - getting angry when I'd tell people I was reading this and they'd tell me what happens to some of the band members. Instead of being super spoilery, I'll tell you the seven things I learned from this book that I will carry wit [...]

    I love a good book where a band or music is the subject involved. This book did not disappoint. Already a fan of Joy Division and New Order, I was extremely excited to give this a go! Peter Hook(I'll refrain from calling him Hooky mainly because I am not his "mate") is a fun and honest story teller. Even when he thinks he is being honest in his accuracy, he is corrected in the truth. He obviously starts from the beginning. Upbringing, first musical influence, the band that set his sails of to se [...]

    George Huxley
    Really makes you appreciate the artistry that went into Joy Division, the gut-wrenching pain the magnificent Ian Curtis had to endure to craft such elegant and compelling lyricism. If you haven't listened to Joy Division, hop on youtube and give it a listen. If you have, but it's been a while do the same. If you're listening to it as you read this, stop reading this and listen harder! Ian Curtis rocks. So hard.

    Peter Hook, you are amazing. Hilarious, bawdy, and despite your self-deprecating description of yourself as a yobbo, quite brilliant and insightful. You also made me tear up for and ending I've known about for over three decades. You book on the Hacienda is next on my list, and I hope if I ever have the chance to meet you, you'll let me call you Hooky.

    John Beimler
    Just like sitting down in the pub with a pint and having Peter Hook tell you the story of Joy Division, with all the resulting side stories and anecdotes you would expect. Great story about normal guys that did something amazing.

    Brian Gruidl
    Great and fun read. Definitely focuses just on Peter Hook's experience, which is great considering the fighting between he and Bernard. Fun to read about one member's perspective without throwing knives.

    When I found out that Peter Hook had written a book about Joy Division, I was as excited as any super fan ever is. An opportunity to learn more about my favorite band, hopefully see some new photos and reminisce about younger days spent beside the stereo making mix tapes and day dreaming. But, when the library called to tell me that my reserve on Unknown Pleasures had come in, I was not so sure that I was up for it. Joy Division is not exactly light and airy. And depressing material is not what [...]

    Katey Lovell
    This is a difficult one to review, because although I read the whole thing within 24 hours, I didn't find it easy. The opening sections were probably my favourite, where he's going to punk gigs and first taking a serious interest in music. These sections also capture a sense of Manchester and the north in the late 1970s and make fascinating reading.There was a lot of the dry humour I'd expected, and Hooky doesn't hold back with his opinions which makes it feel as though he's sharing his secrets [...]

    Picked this one up as a casual Joy Division fan, not familiar with the name Peter Hook. My knowledge of JD before reading this consisted of an awareness of Curtis's suicide and a moodiness in the band. This is to say I'm by no means a big JD fan but found the book interesting.It reads like a journal or letter, with Hook acknowledging that he is writing the book while telling the story. The book has five timelines which overlap other timelines in the book. You'll read a list of gigs, to use one o [...]

    Matthew Hundley
    I came into Joy Division in the mid 80's. A friend lent me his Closer vinyl. I later bought "Unknown Pleasures" and "Still" for myself. They were one of a cadre of bands I was getting into at the time that included Bauhaus, Tones on Tale, Siouxsie, The Cure, Throbbing Gristle and the like. Joy Divisions musicIan Curtis' lyricse overall left an enduring impression.It was with a bit of trepidation that I picked up this book. I've listened to some interviews with Peter Hook and read some of his com [...]

    Aside from being a fan of Joy Division's music, I've long been fascinated by their relatively short story and the premature demise of Ian Curtis. Through films like Control and 24 Hour Party People, we've seen slightly fictionalised versions of this story. From Deborah Curtis' 'Touching from a Distance', we got her side. This is the first time that we've heard the story from where it actually happened; Peter Hook (bassist in Joy Division). Having read and enjoyed his previous book on The Haciend [...]

    I enjoyed this way more than I thought I might when I picked up the fetchingly all black book last week. I'm surprised I liked it not because of the subject matter--Manchester in the late 1970s amid the formation of the band Joy Division--but the fact that Peter Hook, a guy who has irritated me for a long, long time wrote this one. Who would have thought Hook would have produced a funny, sad, barb-filled version of what happened that created this doomed band that only put out two albums [Ian Cur [...]

    Krystalle Voecks
    A fantastic look inside what life as a part of Joy Division was like. Hook's basslines were hugely influential to me, and helped to anchor the sound of Joy Division in my mind. I also admire the honest, unvarnished writing style; as if you're sitting down in a pub and hearing Hook regale you with tales from those days. At times funny, others very blunt and emotional, but always as honest as memory allows one to be.Admittedly, many people will read this for the sake of finding out more about Ian, [...]

    Um grande livro.É bem difícil para um leitor brasileiro acompanhar as gírias de Manchester do final dos anos 70 que Peter Hoook usa durante todo o livro, mas o esforço é recompensado.É essa linguagem que nos aproxima da história, dá a sensação de uma conversa de pub com um velho amigo com seus pontos altos de pura honestidade e com seus momentos melancólicos um pouco arranhados pela auto indulgência. Hook não nos poupa. Se compromete com a história da banda, de seus membros e do pe [...]

    Luiz Felipe
    It was a bit tough to get used to the seemingly haphazard structure and the writing, but once I did, it felt like I was reading the memoirs of a dear old friend. This is the ultimate book for a true Joy Division fan. The details are all there: the honesty and the insight from the insider gigographies, reflections on each track the band recorded, descriptions of recording sessions, and the kitchen sink, too. I realize that I just made it sound sterile, though, and want to emphasize that the overa [...]

    I laughed, I laughed, I smirked, i got used to thinking in Manc. Then i got I sad. All the while listening to Joy Division and getting so much a deeper appreciation for the talent and techniques iwthin.Not a perfect book or autobiography, but a perfect one for fans of New Order and/or Joy Division. It was way way funnier than i expected. Extremely visceral, you feel like you are on tour with them or in Hooky's shitty van. Sure theres random editor notes thrown in to add some structure, timelines [...]

    One thing I'm noticing in other reviews is the feeling I had reading the book. If you were having a pint with Hooky, this is the story you would hear. And let's face it, if you are a Joy Division fan, Hooky would be the perfect guy to have a pint with in the pub.

    Joy Division through the eyes of Hooky. Funny, manic and ultimately tragic.

    Alessandro Andreola
    Por incrível que pareça, é um livro muito engraçado. Ri alto.


    Mike Lester
    Soooo looking forward to this!

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