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Substance: Inside New Order (Hardback)
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Substance: Inside New Order (Hardback)

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Hardback 768 Pages / Published: 06/10/2016
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Two acclaimed albums and an upcoming US tour - Joy Division had the world at their feet. Then, on the eve of that tour and the beginning of what would surely have been an international success story, the band's troubled lead singer, Ian Curtis, killed himself.
'We didn't really think about it afterwards. It just sort of happened. One day we were Joy Division, then our lead singer killed himself and the next time we got together, we were a new band...'Peter Hook
That band was New Order.Their distinctive sound - a fusion of post-punk and ground-breaking electronica - paved the way for the dance music explosion of the '80s and earned them the reputation as one of the most influential bands of their generation. Despite their success, the band has always been a collision the visionary and the volatile, and relationships have often been fraught with tensions.
Peter Hook has written a no-holds-barred, comprehensive account of the band's entire history, packed with outrageous anecdotes and including every set list and tour itinerary and interspersed with 'geek facts' of every piece of electronic equipment used to forge the sound that changed the direction of popular music.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471132407
Number of pages: 768
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Rock writing rarely tells us properly what a band treading water or in slow decline feels like from the inside. Hook does so memorably.' * Guardian *
`The 768 pages will delight both New Order-ites and general rock readers, revealing the astonishing human bathos behind this group's godly future-rock [...] The way Joy Division and New Order combined high art with base behaviour is well established but this book rides that tandem to new dimensions [...] but there's much more than carnage' * Mojo *
`Set against a lurid backdrop of orgiastic tours, awash with drink, drugs, and a debauched retinue of dealers, hookers and mad roadies, Hook drawing from a seemingly bottomless well of outrageous anecdotes, many of them hilarious and told with the same droll voice that delighted readers of The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club' * Uncut *
`Epic rock tale of sex, drugs and jealousy [...] A must for fans, it's wildly funny and revelatory' * The Sun *

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