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Unknown Pleasures

Unknown Pleasures

Inside Joy Division

Book - 2013
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The story of the godfathers of alternative rock told by founding member and bass player Peter Hook.
Publisher: New York :, It Books,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062222565
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 HO
Characteristics: 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Inside Joy Division


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Donna_R Nov 18, 2012

Like his book on the legendary club[](The Hacienda), Peter Hook has an uncanny memory for the telling detail. His youth and the early days of Joy Division are under the microscope here, with lots of information and anecdotes. He paints Ian Curtis as a chameleon, who was arty with the girls but a lad with the band. Fascinating stuff.


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Nov 28, 2017

I remember driving there in the afternoon, and I remember getting there and loading the gear in. I don't remember the sound check. We had one, but we had no idea what to do because we'd never done one before. No one had the foggiest.

Not knowing what to do made it exciting, though. Like, now, everybody's got a stage manager and a sound guy, lights, etc. The bands know all about sound checks and levels, equipment and all that. Now they even have music schools to teach you that kind of stuff. Back then you knew f--- all. You didn't have anyone professional, just your mates, who, like you, were clueless.


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