Joy Division's Peter Hook will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati today! Hook will be signing his new book, Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division. Peter Hook is the bassist and founding member of the legendary band Joy Division and later New Order. The book is the first told by an actual member. Four men, inspired by the Sex Pistols, rose from the punk scene to create prodigious, haunting music that would define a music genre.
"That was the thing about Joy Division, though: writing the songs was dead easy because the group was really balanced. We had a great guitarist, a great drummer, a great bass player and a great singer. Ian would listen to us jamming and then direct the song until it was . . . a song. He stood there like a conductor and picked out the best bits. Which was why, when he killed himself a year later, it made everything so difficult." (Peter Hook, Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division)
This is the book Joy Division fans have been waiting over 30 years for. Hook will be signing as many books as you can buy as well as up to 3 Joy Division and/or New Order albums. There will be a discussion of the book prior to signing. Get there early!