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Record Play Pause: Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist: The Joy Division Years

Stephen Morris



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Little Brown
14 May 2019
Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs
Stephen 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).

Stephen's book won't be that typical music autobiography, which tends to be high on mischief and low on the music. Part memoir, part visual scrapbook, part aural history, it will be a hybrid memoir in Stephen's wry and witty voice. Stephen will weave a dual narrative of growing up in the North West during the 1970s with how the music actually works. It will also explore what it is to be part of a mythologised band and the idea of what you do becoming who you are.
By:   Stephen Morris
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   560g
ISBN:   9781472126214
ISBN 10:   1472126211
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stephen Morris is an English musician, best known for his work with New Order and Joy Division.

Reviews for Record Play Pause: Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist: The Joy Division Years

Record Play Pause tells a familiar story . . . but Morris brings a freshness to it * Glasgow Herald * Gritty coming-of-age story . . . plenty of anecdotes to keep us hooked, and his memories of Joy Division's Ian Curtis are poignant * Daily Mirror * A unique and thoughtful musical memoir * Observer *

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