By Peter Hook
The acclaimed and wildly outlandish inside of account of England’s such a lot infamous song membership, The Hacienda, from Peter Hook, the New York Times bestselling writer of Unknown Pleasures and co-founder of pleasure department and New Order—a tale of tune, gangsters, medicinal drugs, and violence, to be had for the 1st time within the United States.
During the Eighties, The Hacienda could turn into essentially the most well-known venues within the background of clubbing—a celebrated cultural watershed along Studio fifty four, CBGBS, and The Whiskey—until its tragic demise.
Founded via New Order and manufacturing unit documents, The Hacienda hosted gigs through such mythical acts because the Stone Roses, the Smiths, Bauhaus, Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, and chuffed Mondays; gave start to the “Madchester” scene; grew to become the cathedral for acid residence; and laid the tracks for rave tradition and today’s digital dance song. yet over the process its fifteen-year run, “Madchester” descended into “Gunchester” as gangs, medications, greed, and a adversarial police strength decimated the dream.
Told in Hook’s uproarious and uncompromising voice, The Hacienda is a humorous, scary, and outlandish tale of luck, idealism, naïveté, and greed—of a big time and position that will switch the face and sound of contemporary music.
The Hacienda contains 32 images in 16-page four-color insert.
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