Record play pause : confessions of a post-punk percussionist. Volume I
by Morris, Stephen,
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SummaryStephen Morris has had a distinguished career, spanning nearly forty years, as a pivotal member of Joy Division and New Order with his trademark machine-like drumming. After the death of Joy Division's singer, Ian Curtis, in 1980, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Morris and his wife Gillian formed New Order, one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the late twentieth century. New Order became the flagship band for Tony Wilson's Factory Records and, alongside him, opened the infamous Hacienda nightclub, the centre of the acid house movement. In 2015, after a ten-year hiatus, New Order released Music Complete; which charted at #2 in its first week of release (the band's highest position in over twenty years). Part memoir, part visual scrapbook, part aural history, this is a hybrid memoir in Stephen's wry and witty voice weaving a dual narrative of growing up in the North West during the 1970s with how the music actually works. It also explores what it is to be part of a mythologised band and the idea of what you do becoming who you are.
ContentsPt. 1 Rewind 1. Batteries Not Included
2. Home And Abroad
3. The Swinging Sixties
5. Little Drummer Boy
7. The Great Vinyl Robbery
8. Life Is A Cabaret
pt. 2 From Warsaw to Joy Division 9. Warsaw
10. Drummer And Driver
11. First Songs
13.'Joy Division, Never Heard Of You'
14. An Ideal For Living
15. How I Met Your Mother
pt. 3 Tomorrow's world 16. The Sound Of The Future
17. The Manager
18. That Man Off The Telly
19. A Factory Sample
20. The Nightmare Just After Christmas
21. Unknown Pleasures
22. Not Necessarily Commercial
23. Music On The Move
25. A Day At The Museum
26. Starting Over
27. New York New York.
Joy Division (Musical group)
New Order (Musical group)
Rock musicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
|Publisher|| London :Constable,2019
viii, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.