Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division -– Paperback Published 25th April 2013 By Simon & Schuster

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Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook


Published in paperback on 25th April, 2013 By Simon & Schuster

For purchase links check here -http://books.simonandschuster.co.uk/Unknown-Pleasures/Peter-Hook/9781849833608

The definitive story of Joy Division told by the band's iconic bassist, PETER HOOK.

‘The most colourful and intimate account of Joy Division ever written’ MOJO

‘If you like Joy Division, you really have to read it’ Q MAGAZINE

‘You’ll feel like you were the fifth member of the band’ GQ

‘Genuinely funny: indeed, the story will keep you entertained for a very long time’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Hook has restored a flesh and blood rawness… Few pop memoirs manage that’ GUARDIAN

“A window like no other into the reality of this most aloof of bands’ METRO

‘An immense account of Joy Division's rise, cataloguing the group's struggle for recognition... Having read Hook's book, you'll feel like you were he fifth member of the band’ GQ

‘The most colourful and intimate account of Joy Division ever written... explaining the creation of his band's remarkable music with all the passion and insight it deserves’ MOJO

‘Peter Hook's Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division is refreshingly no-nonsense account of the band's brief career’ UNCUT

‘This memoir is a bittersweet, profanity filled recollection of their brief existence, delivered with much, often indiscreet detail. If you like Joy Division, you really have to read it’ Q MAGAZINE

‘Genuinely funny: indeed, the story will keep you entertained for a very long time’

SUNDAY TIMES

‘Hook has restored a flesh-and-blood rawness to what was becoming a standard tale. Few pop music books manage that’ GUARDIAN

‘The Joy Division story often appears misleadingly neat in the telling: two near perfect albums of unusual grace and gravity, then a human catastrophe which forced the surviving members into a new life as New Order... Hook's mission is to relate the chaotic day-to-day existence of four young men kids, really before it was smoothed into legend’ OBSERVER

‘This is an honest, enthusiastic account of the life and times of the band... It s a window like no other into the reality of life in this most aloof of bands’ METRO

‘The book does not deal exclusively with the group's dark image and music; there are some light-hearted and funny moments in the book, including the musicians' practical jokes on each other and on their fellow touring band the Buzzcocks. While Hook describes Curtis as "poetic and romantic and soulful," he also writes that Curtis "was still a guy in a band and he liked to do what guys do in a band. Which is to cop off with girls and have a laugh’ ROLLING STONE

‘Bassist Peter Hook offers a vivid portrait of his influential English post-punk group and bandmate Ian Curtis. It is a sometimes heartbreaking, always engrossing memoir...a honest, punchy and rough-hewn document of that period "Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division’ LOS ANGELES TIMES

‘Unknown Pleasuresis Joy Division bassist Peter Hook's tragicomic account of the rise and fall of his former group. Mr. Hook tells a raffishly charming and, in the end, heartbreaking story, full of the burning ambition and abject blundering that accompany any band's road to glory’ WALL STREET JOURNAL

‘Hook delivers the secret of the oft-imitated, magically ineffable Joy Division sound. Oddly, it was Curtis, the band's lone non-instrumentalist, who deserves the credit. "[Curtis] said, 'Oh, Hooky, when you play high [on the neck of the bass guitar], it sounds really good. We should work on that. Barney [Sumner], you play the bar chords. Hooky, you play high and Steve do some of them jungle drums . . . That was how we got it — the Joy Division sound’ WASHINGTON POST

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