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GrandeBeli
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"Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division" by Peter Hook out today

Got it in yesterday from amazon on a preorder and it's fantastic so far.

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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.






HeadyBrosevelt
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re: "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division" by Peter Hook out today
Great,albeit short-lived,band


TigerPanzer
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re: "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division" by Peter Hook out today
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Salisbury

Salford, no? I'll get a copy, I'm sure it's a great read.


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Tiger Ryno
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re: "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division" by Peter Hook out today
honestly I like New Order much better than Joy Division


Juliojonesfan
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re: "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division" by Peter Hook out today
Joy Divison put out two amazing and near perfect records. That's more than most bands can say in their entire career.

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