Peter Hook: The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club

Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years.
ISBN: 9781847391773
Author: Peter Hook
Page: 345
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 2010
Format: Book
Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
Language: English

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He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and the bestselling 12-inch single ever, 'Blue Monday' among many other songs. As co-owner of Manchester's Hacienda club, Hook propelled the rise of acid house in the late 1980s, then suffered through its violent fall in the 1990s as gangs, drugs, greed and a hostile police force destroyed everything he and his friends had created. This is his memory of that era and 'it's far sadder, funnier, scarier and stranger' than anyone has imagined. As young and naive musicians, the members of New Order were thrilled when their record label Factory opened a club. Yet as their career escalated, they toured the world and had top ten hits, their royalties were being ploughed into the Hacienda and they were only being paid GBP20 per week.

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