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Publisher Description

Legendary musician Peter Hook tells the whole story - the fun, the music, the vast loss of money, the legacy - of Manchester's most iconic nightclub

Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years. 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 £20 per week. Peter Hook looked back at that exciting and hilarious time to write HACIENDA. All the main characters appear - Tony Wilson, Barney, Shaun Ryder - and Hook tells it like it was - a rollercoaster of success, money, confusion and true faith.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2009
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster UK
SIZE
4.2
MB

Customer Reviews

RustyDazo ,

A fascinating insight...

...into what is a monumental piece of musical history. I was too late to experience the Hacienda but this book more than makes up for it! A must read for all fans.

Foster Mcr ,

Madchester

Wow an open and honest incite from a man who is a legend in my opinion, a good read from start to finish and the title is bang on. Lol some funny tales and some serious.

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