PETER HOOK Substance – Inside New Order


PETER HOOK Substance – Inside New Order


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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)