Unknown Pleasures

Inside Joy Division

Unknown Pleasures

'Genuinely funny: indeed, the story will… keep you entertained for a very long time' Sunday Times

Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of the current alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the post-punk era, creating a new sound - dark, hypnotic, intense - that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead and many others. This is the story of Joy Division told by the band's legendary bassist, Peter Hook.

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

'An honest, enthusiastic account … It's a window like no other into the reality of life in this most aloof of bands' METRO

'An immense account of Joy Division's rise…Having read Hook's book, you'll feel like you were the fifth member of the band' GQ

'A bittersweet, profanity filled recollection… If you like Joy Division, you really have to read it' Q Magazine

'Hook lifts the lid on the real Ian Curtis' NME

'He's frank, incredibly funny, and isn't shy'Artrocker
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471129803 | 
  • April 2013
List Price £7.49


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Peter Hook

Peter Hook

Peter Hook was born in 1956 in Salford.  He was a founding member of Joy Division and New Order and DJs internationally as well as touring Joy Division’s music with his new band The Light.  He lives in Cheshire