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Paul Morley

Joy Division: Piece by piece

Writing about Joy Division 1977–2007

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Format: Softcover book

Publisher: Plexus

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Publish date: 1 October 2016

Pages: 384

Product dimensions: 15.5 × 3 × 23.1 cm

ISBN-10: 0859655415

ISBN-13: 978-0859655415

Language: English


Joy Division: Piece by Piece is the definitive collection of writings on the legendary cult band. In addition to collecting all Morley s classic works about the band from the late 1970s/early 1980s, this unique book includes his eloquent Ian Curtis obituary and his hindsight pieces on the significance of the group, framed by an extensive retrospective essay. Contemporary elements include Morley s critique of the films ‘24 Hour Party People’ which told the story of the band s record label, Factory and ‘Control’, for which the author visited the set during production. Most movingly, Morley includes the original text that grew into his literary work Nothing, which parallels the suicide of Curtis with that of his own father. He also evokes the zeitgeist and the psycho-geography of Manchester, which combined to produce the most uniquely intense rock group ever.

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Paul Morley