Joy division is a great story and new order is a great story. This book is a much bigger thing because it stretches from may 19th 1980 to when we split up in 2006. Peter hook formed the light to celebrate the life of joy divisions ian curtis. He is best known as the bassist and cofounder of english rock bands joy division and new order. Get your hands on peter hooks personal joy division and. Still, judging from the joy division book, you still got to be pretty proud of the musical history that you were a part of. Peter hook s joy division book, feuding with new order. But peter hook makes it competitive with his winning vocals on the joy division songs while being very serviceable on many of the new order tracks particularly from the earlier records. Peter hook on joy division, new order, the feud and his. Peter hook talks about playing joy division, new order. Four years ago hook published a shorter, more delicate memoir about joy division, unknown pleasures, and in substance he says little, at least at.
Having read and enjoyed the joy division and hacienda books, i looked forward to this one, and it has not disappointed. Peter hook on a life in joy division, new order and the. Joy division 32 books meet your next favorite book. Hook s collection includes his first bass guitar, various amps and. Produced by martin hannett, it was released two months after the suicide of the bands lead singer and lyricist ian curtis the album reached no.
On march 21, 20, peter hook and the light performed a set of joy division songs in zagreb, croatia to ecstatic audiences, as part of its spring tour, and with tremendous fierceness and enthusiasm. Read unknown pleasures by peter hook for free with a 30 day free trial. Bassist peter hook, who went on to form new order with the remaining members of the band, has written a book about the joy division years and tells tom all about it. Joy division by mike west, babylon books, 1984, uk. Joy division shes lost control againatmosphere signed 12. The joy division one has much lesserknown tracks, but it goes down just as well if not better. Bernard sumner, ian curtis, peter hook and stephen morris.
An evening with peter hook, at the professional music technology pmt shop at salfords red rose centre, will also feature several tracks. Hook details the abuse in his new book substance read. Peter hook, the former bassist with joy division, played the bands entire back catalogue in a church in ian curtiss hometown on the 35th anniversary of the frontmans death. What we achieved during the eighties began in 1980 and more or less peaked with the world cup song in 1990 so we were very much a band of the. The relationship was never as good between us once ian had gone, says bassist. Peter hook was the bass player and founding member of manchesters influential postpunk band joy division. You can now bid on peter hooks joy division memorabilia. Peter hook reflects on joy division, new order, the substance tour, the life of ian curtis and more. The joy division and new order bassist, whos no longer on speaking terms with former bandmates bernard sumner and stephen.
Inside joy division and over 8 million other books are. This is the story of joy division told by the bands legendary bassist, peter hook. Bernard sumners got what hes always wanted a bass player who does what hes told. Sumner is better on most of the new order tracks, but is a bit unconvincing with the joy division material. In a stereo embers exclusive, legendary bassist and songwriter, peter hook, reveals to paul gleason the top 10 bass lines that he wrote for joy division and new order. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
New order star peter hook slams critics of his tellall. Bernard sumner, left, ian curtis and peter hook of joy division perform at the bowdon vale youth club in britain, circa 1979. Godfathers of the current alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the postpunk era, creating a new sound dark, hypnotic, intense that would influence u2, morrissey, r. Peter hook is the first person to tell you that he is not a singer. Unlike other books about joy division, factory records, or lead singer ian curtiswho took.
Bassist peter hook talks about his book about the joy division years, the continuing guilt over. Hook often used the bass as a lead instrument, playing melodies on the high strings with a signature heavy chorus effect. See joy division live with peter hook book lovers, buy romance books online. Having read hooks book, youll feel like you were he fifth member of the band. Inside joy division and what did you want to achieve with the book.
Hooks raunchy and funny book demystifies joy division, presenting them as a. In early 1981, the three surviving members of the british band joy division singerguitarist bernard sumner, bassist peter hook, and drummer stephen morris. The book offers an essential experience of joy divisions mind and intellect, even if one may also get an uncanny feeling of puppetry and ventriloquism about it, as when moley r imagines curtis dead body crooning to the music of joy division. Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Four years ago hook published a shorter, more delicate memoir about joy division, unknown pleasures, and in substance he says little, at least at first, about the transition from one band to the. Peter hook to perform joy division and new order albums in.
Well, a whim informed by a teenage love of joy division, and having enjoyed another book by peter hook, the rip roaring. The auction for peter hook s archive of joy division instruments, artifacts, and memorabilia has begun taking online bids. Ian curtis and peter hook onstage as joy division at the electric ballroom, london on 26 october 1979. I know that, of course, the band came to a tragic end, but that does not change the fact that joy division was a great band to be a part of. Hook ponders calling the book he said he was all right so we carried on. Over that period, new order had been involved in many, many musical movements and achieved a lot. Peter hook on the first time joy division played transmission. We spoke to peter hook of joy division, new order and peter hook and the light about his philosophy on being a musician. Books chronicling the short history and enduring legacy of the band joy division. As a founding member of iconic altrock bands joy division. In control by anton corbijn, schirmermosel, 2007, germany.
Hook left new order in 2007, and is now touring with his band the light, performing tracks from the joy division catalogue. Inside joy division but this book i found only soso. Bernard sumner, ian curtis, peter hook, stephen morris. The lead actors performance was very good and the story stayed true to the versions ive read of it deborah curtis and peter hooks a good film if youre interested in jd or the pressures of fame. Bassist peter hook talks about his book about the joy division years, the continuing guilt over singer ian curtis suicide, and his current war with other band members.
Inside joy division, peter hook, bassist for the legendary, groundbreaking band joy division, takes readers backstage with the group that helped define the sound of a generation and influenced artists such as u2, radiohead, and the red hot chili peppers unlike other books about joy division, factory records, or lead singer ian curtiswho took his own life just before. Peter hook talks controversial joy division tour spin. A good film on the early days of joy division through to their end with ian curtis tragic suicide. New orders music is quite challenging and i dont get the option to drop the difficult tracks. This word never appears in peter hooks memoir of his former band, but it definitely describes the joy division bassists project. Moreover, i found it distressing to constantly read of the mismanagement and financial losses. Peter hook joy divisionnew order substance interview pauly. What was the impetus behind writing unknown pleasures. We had a chance to sit down with him before his soundcheck here in chicago to chat about how he has developed that tone and the gear he uses to do it.
Peter hook talks controversial joy division tour brit bassist talks about playing unknown pleasures in the u. Chris millsredfernsgetty images bassist peter hook told radio x that the song was. As witty and selfdeprecating as ever, this book may be the most entertaining of them all, possibly because i am more familiar with the new order catalog than the joy division era, or the manchester club scene nearly 30 years ago. Peter hooks gig with bass guitar made from hacienda floor. Peter hook to perform joy division and new order albums in australia. After the death of their iconic lead singer ian curtis, the remaining members went on to form new order, an electronic band that had a string of 80s hit singles.
The book is an encyclopedic account of hooks music career and associations with factory records and the hacienda, and the band new order. Among almost a dozen books to date concerning the 197780 postpunk band. Peter hooks joy division book, feuding with new order. Peter hook is a legend of our time, not only because of the bands hes been in but hes also a true contributor to the music industry whose passion. Peter hooks top 10 joy division and new order bass lines. Peter hook on his new joy division book and feuding with. Singer ian curtis suicide in 1980 brought an abrupt end to joy division, but his bandmates quickly rallied as new order, which created an often danceable, electronic rock n roll. Manchester, the factory, the hacienda, joy division, new order, now freebass, etc its actually quite enjoyable still. Peter hook reflects on joy division, new order and. Closer is the second and final studio album by english rock band joy division, released on 18 july 1980 by factory records.731 976 1185 1271 1023 685 797 344 1437 335 663 1303 409 610 109 158 393 71 260 1435 1037 1234 1420 700 981 184 1127 894 28 1048 1310 63 324 416 96 681 361 1420 1097 56 111 343 1386 1065 487 1479 265 101 269