Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Unkown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

Unkown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division
Item# 9780062222572

Product Description

Publisher: It Books

Author: Peter Hook

(available October 2013)

Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of alternative rock, they reinvented music in the post-punk era, creating a new sound - dark, hypnotic and intense - that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead and numerous others. The story is now legendary: in 1980, on the heels of their ground breaking debut, Unknown Pleasures, and on the eve of their first U.S. tour, the band was rent asunder by the tragic death of their enigmatic lead singer, Ian Curtis. Yet in the mere three years they were together, Joy Division produced two landmark albums and a handful of singles - including iconic anthem "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - that continue to have a powerful resonance to this day. (pb)