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    DescriptionJoy 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.


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    Title
    Unknown Pleasures
    Subtitle
    Inside Joy Division
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Hook
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 386
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062222565
    ISBN 10: 0062222562
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    DC21: 782.42166092
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Libri: ENGM1075
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    Libri: ERIN2054, MUSI1613
    BIC subject category V2: AVGU
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS030000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 782.42166092/2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: ML421.J696 H66 2013
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBF, AVN, AVP, AVLP
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 8-page color inserts
    Publisher
    It Books
    Imprint name
    It Books
    Publication date
    29 January 2013
    Author Information
    Peter Hook was a founding member of Joy Division and New Order and is now one of the most sought-after DJs in the world.
    Review quote
    A SPIN Best Music Book of 2013--Spin
    Table of contents
    ENG