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Adman is right the Book IS Hard to Extract from the Slipcase.

The HMV Limited Edition ,£20.00p post free. Is the Signed,Numbered and in a `Negative Image` slipcase,Something they do not make clear on their website.
However HMV have still some in Stock.

Check out the chancers on eBay who are asking £55.00p for a signed copy.
even some of the auctions are up to £30.00p.


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Yes well I guess the reason HMV still have stock is that their website description of this product is so poor !

The website entry just says HMV exclusive : no mention of the slipcover or even that the thing is limited to 1000 or signed. How mad is that ? Anybody looking at these products will probably go for the standard issue at £9 instead of the exclusive version for £20.

Is it any wonder that HMV are doing so badly these days. Amazon would have had a full description of what you were getting.

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Louder Than War review
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That's a great revue. Is the book really that good? I know, by default, I should buy it for 'the collection' but I'm always reluctant to spend good money on something which really isn't that great, given that, regardless of its first-hand values, there are probably very few new, first-hand facts that are trustworthy. I'm not saying I dislike the bloke, but there are more than a few reasons for me to believe that Hooky's memory is worse than that of the other two (no pun intended). Such a shame there looks like no chance of there ever being a collectively written memoir, beyond what we have in the form of the Gee documentary.
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dmxi - my mate received his signed book from hmv and it is signed by hooky and not printed signature. wish i had held off now instead of pre-odering through amazon. hope you get one. as said elsewhere the amazon description is pretty poor and its no wonder they still have stock left!
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jdv.'70,cheers mate,sadly i had to spend my b.'day money elsewhere as confirmation took to long & i didn't want to order in blind faith,still hoping for next month,but with my luck?!?did you get my PM with a.i.f.a.l. link?
edit:thanks to colin & marko for e-mailing me,which i didn't check in time due to lazyness!

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I've got the book but only read the first chapter or so, it looks OK.
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Went to the Hooky Book talk at SUSU in Sheffield last night. Was a good and interesting talk by him and he was on good form. He talked for about an hour then did a Q&A followed by a book signing.

He's very entertaining and tells a good story. Really funny tale about the van getting flattened and Ian Curtis running down the road after one of Steve Morris's tom-toms. Mentioned some Sheffield tales. It was the Cabs (Mal and Richard H Kirk) that took him for his first ever curry when a fledgling New Order were over in Sheffield demoing new tracks at Western Works. He also recalls Phil Oakey with his big fringe helping roadie for them when they played at the Limit Club.

It was a very honest talk and he is (understadably) clearly very upset  about the current situation, which he implied was down to the money. This has now tainted his memories of New Order, but looks back on the Joy Division period very fondly (hence the book). Some very interesting stories about Martin Hannett and his recording techniques which he and Bernard soaked up. He touched on bootlegs of concerts slightly when he mentioned that somebody nicked the Warsaw Middlesborough tape off him (the one now all over youtube etc). One other interesting thing he said was that in the early gigs they actually covered The Door's "Riders on the storm"?!

He talked about the two big inspirations on him bass playing wise (Paul Simonon and JJ Burnel) and about his low-slung playing technique.

Some interesting questions in the Q&A and fair play to Hooky, there was a massive queue to get the book signed but he stayed right to the end and chatted with everyone.
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One other interesting thing he said was that in the early gigs they actually covered The Door's "Riders on the storm"?!


I would love to have a recording of that. I always thought they would of done a brilliant job with Doors covers.

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I see it's available as an audio book
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Peter Hook's ten favourite albums
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That's a great revue. Is the book really that good? I know, by default, I should buy it for 'the collection' but I'm always reluctant to spend good money on something which really isn't that great, given that, regardless of its first-hand values, there are probably very few new, first-hand facts that are trustworthy. I'm not saying I dislike the bloke, but there are more than a few reasons for me to believe that Hooky's memory is worse than that of the other two (no pun intended). Such a shame there looks like no chance of there ever being a collectively written memoir, beyond what we have in the form of the Gee documentary.


it's a very interesting read - loads of details that haven't come out before and to reassure you, he does seem to have helped his dodgy memory by checking with other people (non band members) that were also there.
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someone mentionend that PH checked this site for dates & info....& maybe joined?
i'm wondering under which name?

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Dunno whether he actually joined - but he stated in an interview he checked this site for gig info
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He did check the site for gig info, easier than going thru tapes, and of course he doesn't have a lot of live tapes.
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What does everyone think is the the best JD/IC book? (Is there another thread covering this?...)

I read Torn Apart by Mick Middles and Lindsay Reade recently, having somehow not noticed until now - IMHO the most detailed and informative of all the books I've read, painfully so in places.
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My top 5 JD/IC Books
1  Touching from a Distance
2  Torn Apart
3  An Ideal for Living
4  Hookys New Book
5  1 Top Class manager

My Least favourite
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This article quotes from Hooky's book concerning the issue of 'fascism':

http://theeuroman.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/popular-music-and-fascism-in-our-first.html
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Can someone please recount one fact from this book that hasn't previously been made known?
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Can someone please recount one fact from this book that hasn't previously been made known?


Having read the book myself there were things I had not heard before and it was a good read too.

But I think it would be wrong to post lots of spoilers in this thread.

JD/NO fans will want to read the book for themselves without knowing everything in advance from a spoiler thread on here.




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On the contrary I think some people might just want to save themselves £20, unless of course it includes the lyrics to " Giggs Will Tear Your Wife Apart" in which case it's a must buy.
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Hooky tells a good story with a relaxed conversational style. There's stuff I haven't heard before about his childhood etc and there are extra details for the more obsessive fan like where he got the Middlesbrough tape.

And it's only £9 - pretty good for a hardback if you ask me
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Hooky, if you're reading this - to reassure you: I got my FAC 28 flexi for free as intended from the Virgin Megastore in Manchester - I just asked at the counter. Actually, I then got another one from HMV just down the road. I don't recall anyone having to pay for them though at the time?


I got mine from a shop in Southampton - the guy said he was fed up of people asking for them and gave me 5 copies.
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...i see peters signature is gaining in value after the allegations of his 'name-slash-autograph' being
'similiar' to 'mud-slash-shit' in collectors circles:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/181030575798?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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I recently read the Hacienda book and am now part way through the new UP one. I love Hooky's writing style, you feel like he is chatting away personally to you the reader and it's extremely entertaining stuff. It must surely be a must buy for any JD fan.
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