Hook, Peter Substance: Inside New Order

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Substance: Inside New Order

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‘This book will delight both New Order-ites and general rock readers’ Mojo

A ROLLICKING, NO-HOLDS-BARRED ACCOUNT OF NEW ORDER'S ENTIRE HISTORY.

Two acclaimed albums and an upcoming US tour – Joy Division had the world at their feet. Then, on the eve of that tour, the band’s troubled lead singer, Ian Curtis, killed himself. The next time they got together, they were a new band.

That band was New Order – their label was Factory Records, their club The Haçienda. Their distinctive sound paved the way for the dance music explosion that followed, earning them the reputation as one of the most influential bands of their generation, and changing the course of popular music.

Following on from his bestselling titles The Haçienda and Unknown Pleasures, Peter Hook has written a rollicking, no-holds-barred account of the band's entire history. Substance is packed with never-before-seen detail, discographies and technical information. This is possibly the most entertaining memoir ever written by a British musician.
 

There are stories here that make Ozzy Osbourne looks like Mother TeresaSunday Express

A rollicking readRecord Collector

‘Rock writing rarely tells us properly what a band treading water or in slow decline feels like from the inside. Hook does so memorablyGuardian

As mammoth and downright idiotic as the band deserves ... something hilariously daft happens on nearly all of Substance’s 750 pagesClassic Pop

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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 [...] 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 Haçienda: 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)

A rollicking read’  (Record Collector)

‘You don’t have to be an ardent fan of Manchester music to enjoy this doorstopper ... engrossing

  (Cheshire Life)

Substance chronicling the original four-piece’s history is as mammoth and downright idiotic as the band deserves ... something hilariously daft happens on nearly all of Substance’s 750 pages’  (Classic Pop)

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"If Joy Division defined my life, New Order shaped it" a fascinating story of sex, drugs, and (indie) rock 'n' roll; of art, money, and crass stupidity; of blind faith and amazing good luck--backed by a soundtrack of truly great songs written by wonderful musicians

In May 1980 with two acclaimed albums Joy Division had the world at their feet. Then on the eve of their ?rst American tour everything changed. The band's troubled lead singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. As Peter Hook has written, "One day we were Joy Division, then our lead singer died, and the next time we got together, we were a new band."

That new band was New Order--their label Factory Records, their club The Haienda--all based in Manchester, England. Their distinctive sound, a fusion of post-punk and groundbreaking electronica, paved the way for the Indie/dance music explosion that followed. This innovation would earn them the reputation as one of the most influential groups of their generation, changing the course of popular music on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite their success, New Order were always a collision of the visionary and the volatile, forged in the maverick atmosphere of their hometown, an atmosphere of creativity, epic drug use, and boundary-pushing music. More often than not, relationships in the band were fraught with tension, and New Order broke up and reformed with a frequency that kept fans, and the music press, watching their every move.

The third book in his trilogy, which started with the highly regarded The Haienda: How Not to Run a Club and the bestselling Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, Substance: Inside New Order is a no-holds-barred account of New Order's entire twenty-seven-year history. Containing outrageous anecdotes, tales of mad excess and astonishing creative perseverance, this book is packed with rich detail, complete discographies, and fascinating technical information about how the music was made. It is also a rollicking read, sure to impress with Hook's talent for recalling the most minute and intimate detail and spinning epic yarns.

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