Last fall, former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook told Consequence of Sound that he was writing a Joy Division memoir, recounting his days with the tragic, short-lived Manchester outfit. “Im sick of everyone reading books about Joy Division by people who werent there and werent even close to us at all,” he explained. “There were a lot of things that were wrong, in those books, as well as annoying.”
Titled Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, Hook’s memoir will hit stores on October 1st via Simon and Schuster, reports NME. Based on Hook’s previous statements, fans should expect a highly intimate account: “In a funny way Im hoping that the Joy Division book will maybe give me an understanding of why Ian [Curtis] killed himself. Its very unsettling actually, because it was a very intense amount of time.”
This isn’t the first time Hook has published a book. In 2009, Simon and Schuster also published The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club, the bassist’s wild account of the infamous nightclub and the surrounding Madchester scene.
Below, check out the band’s timeless live performance of “She’s Lost Control”: